Yeah hoping for a much bigger number next time.
Here are the photos of that day.
I, Satish & Nagaraj, came in my Estilo & waited near the R.R.Nagar signal, later Gupta ji, followed by Varun & Shashikanth met up. To our surprise, Ashesh & Nandish had met up way ahead of us and waited there. After a couple of phone calls, we realised we were much behind them and hence started off towards the hotel.
Ashesh & Nandish - their rides
We all reached the hotel (thanks to my super slow driving) reached hotel after everyone had reached and even parked in a vacant site right next to the hotel. Here are a few photos of the same.
This is nice pic to show how a hatchback like mine feels in the safari territory (wheels missing in pic, with mild grass
We all had a nice Veg Breakfast Buffet & chatted about a lot of things before finally leaving the venue and heading towards the Manchanabele dam. ShashiKanth unfortunately had to leave early due to a unforseen business commitment that came up at last moment. A few clicks of our rides exiting the parking
Midway to the meet, we just stopped and me+nagaraj took the Storme for a nervous ride on narrow twisting roads. The gigantic proportions of the car are seriously a challenge. Luckily for us the view of "edge of Bonnet" made it easier to know where the nose ends. Thanks Varun for the Safari in the Safari.
A few more photos
As expected the road to the dam was closed and a cop would not allow us, hence we all parked a high spot and took a few photos. We also did drive around thedam to see if there is any other opening/gate, but no luck.
On our way back, I got a hang of the beast and left everyone behind and raced to a nice tender coconut break near the big banyan tree. Finally we all left the place and headed home.
The distant dam - nature at its best