I wake up in the morning and I have completely no idea where I am going to end up that night. Today’s destination was a bit uncertain as I did not plan anything. All planning was done when I was having my breakfast and reading through places on my GPS. I came across Palolem about which I read few days ago and it was then that I decided to make my pit stop there.
Today, cycling through Western Ghats made me feel as if I was riding through Himalayas. All the slopes were so steep that I had to walk along with my cycle. I came across a beautiful coastal city today by the name Karwar and visited a few places there about which I will share later. I was already riding behind my timing as I started late by 45 minutes in the morning. Somewhere on my route, I was all alone and somewhere, there were monkeys and chimpanzees around me as I crossed a forest today and Citagao Wildlife Sanctuary was nearby.
After 74 Kms, I reached Karnataka state border where I was inquired by a policeman about my cycling tour and then, entered Goa. Today was the third time that I was chased by dogs during this cycling trip and I get frightened whenever they run after me. Thankfully, my cycle gears are always in perfect order to ride faster. I reached Palolem, 70 Kms south of Panaji, at 2 pm today after riding for exactly 100 Kms and tomorrow, I will reach Panaji where I will take two days break.
Travel Day 14 – Gokarna, Karnataka to Palolem, Goa (Kanyakumari to Leh Cycling)