No Cuff Too Tough.....

Muddling my way around middle age on the sea...

01 January 2018 | Chamundi Hill, Mysore, India
30 December 2017 | Chennakesava Temple, Somanathapura, India
25 December 2017 | Sydney, Australia
25 December 2017 | Mysore, South India
08 December 2017 | Hot oily massage rooms, Mysore ....
01 December 2017 | Gokulam, Mysore
19 November 2017 | Mysore City Centre
14 November 2017 | Gokulam, Mysore, India
05 November 2017 | Sydney Australia
22 October 2017 | In my wee hut in the flyblown outskirts of Onslow Western Australia.........
03 October 2017 | Rosshaven Marine Boatyard, Townsville
30 September 2017 | Breakwater Marina, Townsville
28 September 2017 | Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island
27 September 2017 | Cape Bowling Green
26 September 2017 | Cape Upstart
25 September 2017 | Gloucester Passage
24 September 2017 | Airlie Beach
23 September 2017
22 September 2017 | Able Point Marina, Airlie Beach
21 September 2017 | Nara Inlet, Hook Island

Happy New Year from Here........

01 January 2018 | Chamundi Hill, Mysore, India
Dark and a wee bit chilly.......for India that is
No mental hogmanays for me this year, dinner with some friends last night (deep fried stuff, a Scotsman's dream!) and tucked up in bed well before the bells, however, I got up at 4am and dragged my poor wee arthritic feet up a thousand steps to the top of Chamundi Hill.

Named after goddess Chamundi, the Chamundeshwari Temple sits atop the main hill. The main hill itself features an ancient stone stairway of 1,008 steps leading to its summit. Approximately halfway to the summit is statue of bull Nandi, the vahana, or "vehicle" of Lord Shiva, which is 4.9m tall and 7.6m long and carved out of a single piece of black granite, you can definitely tell its a bull as it has a massive pair of granite bollocks! :-)

So I'm kinda hoping that climbing up heaps of steps in the dark to a temple squares me away with the big man upstairs for good behaviour....worth a try eh!

Had to wait a wee bit longer for the Sun to come up as after it pops over the horizon it has to make its way through a layer of pollution haze before we see it, and the area here is not particularly industrial by Indian standards.....crikey, makes you think eh......

I wish everybody a healthy, happy and prosperous new year,

Slàinte mhath

Beautiful Temples and Crazy School kid Selfies

30 December 2017 | Chennakesava Temple, Somanathapura, India
Went on a bit of a road trip with some friends to a temple about an hour away, once you got out of the mental traffic round the city the drive through the countryside was great.

The temple was a pretty cool place, and all the carving super extraordinary, more of a museum now as nobody worships there since it was sacked by muslim armies in the 15th century, it was built nearly 1000 years ago.

As you can see from the photo, there were heaps of school kids there who all wanted to have a selfie with the random white folks, felt like a daft celebrity but it was good fun all the same....cracking day.......



Young Layla's First Christmas......

25 December 2017 | Sydney, Australia
probably sunny......
Wee stunner eh!
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