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Darjeeling to Gangtok, West Bangle, India

Photo, Pictures of, Images, Picture
(September 2011)


I noticed Gretchen's handlebar bag wiggling and caught her trying to smuggle 2 kittens into Sikkim, India. I eventually talked her into leaving them behind with their mother.

 



All packed up and ready to go, plus two stowaways.

 



Saying goodbye to two little friends.

 



Out in front of our monsoon home for three months, the Revolver in Darjeeling, India.

 



Our wonderful host, Asenla.

 



Prayer flags decorate the back roads of Darjeeling.

 



My touring bicycle loaded up in front of a mossy wall. The umbrella is left over from the Darjeeling monsoon and I am carrying it as an experiment to see if it is useful. I will donate it to someone before long.

 



Turning onto the Highway, NH31A.

 



Heading up into the hills.

 



Gretchen taking a break with our touring bicycles on a cliff looking down a 5000ft gorge. Then we went down a very long and crazy steep plunge to a roaring river.

 



Sikkim highways have these convenient little shelters, good for picnics and camping.

 



If you ride in Sikkim, get used to switchbacks.

 



Riding through a stand of old cedar trees, decorated with huge prayer flags.

 



Fluttering flags in a peaceful shady spot.

 



Our equipment in its normal chaotic state.

 



Buying veggies to cook later in soup.

 



Truck washing in the river bed.

 



The border crossing at Rangpo, Sikkim.

 



Laundry drying in the window at Gangtok, Sikkim.

 



Gangtok has a lovely walking boulevard lined with shops and full of walkers.

 



Gretchen's headlamp stopped working after just a few months of use. Instead of throwing it away, she got it repaired for less than a dollar.

 



A tribute to Mary at the Christian Church in Gangtok.

 

 

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