entered NH 4 at 7 pm. filled up diesel . The mileage calculate came up to 12.12 kmpl. thats when the first trouble started. the right front head light wouldn't come on. removed the socket - the bulb was okay. it was loose
contact. fitted the bulb back in the reflector but the rubber guard behind the bulb wouldn't fit back. tried for about half an hour but failed. decided not to fit the rubber guard.
Had dinner at belgaum and started the night drive by 10.15pm.
The night drive was uneventful. me and suresh had a long and beautiful drive. wife and kids were fast asleep i9n the back.
Reached Mumbai at 6.30 am - 1/6/2013. filled up diesel @ 56.79 INR/ litre. By passed mumbai and reached Manor at 9 am. took a room at hotel Pride India. freshened up, had breakfast at Vitttal Kamath's next door & hit the road by 10.10am.
Reached the famous traffic block just before vadodara. during my last trip to rajasthan had lost more than 2 hours there. hence had 2 options -
1) drive through Ankaleswar and Baruch towns
2) break the traffic rule and drive on the one way road against the oncoming traffic
i opted for the second as i was not sure what awaited me in Ankaleswar and Baruch & the latter was the easy way out.