MONSOON – MAGIC – MAHABALESHWAR
It all started with a message from PP Raja in the month of July, announcing the overnight picnic at Mahabaleshwar at the beginning of the current Rotary year. It was an offer quite difficult to turn down, and so all those who were keen registered their names. Detailed instruction followed closer to the date, asking all of us to plan our arrival at the Saj Resort, Mahableshwar by 1230 pm on the 31st of August. The punctuality culture of RCPC was amply in evidence by the fact that by 1245 pm 11 out of the 13 couples had checked in! The fact that ‘Fellowship’ was to start soon thereafter must have helped, I guess.
It was a rainy welcome at the resort, which was only expected. We did have a fairly sunny day in Pune when we started our respective journeys, but half way up the Pasarni Ghat, the heavens had opened up. The lush green hills were very welcoming despite the rains and it made for a very pleasant drive up, with pretty light traffic.