I think every day I've been here there has been mist around the city in the morning and today is no exception. Climbing Chaturshringi hill above the temple I look back over the misty city streets just below. I have a steep dusty rocky climb here. The hill side is covered with rain water capture ditches, part of the fauna development project.
|Misty Pune Streets|
|Climbing Chaturshringi Hill|
|Rainwater capture ditches|
|The misty city|
|Clouds changing to the rose colours of sunrise|
|Looking east the great red globe rises ...|
Returning to the main hill trail I am still admiring the rising sun as I pass a shelter and watch tower. I bear right on the walking trails toward Vetal Tekdi, passing the quarry on my right, but my eyes are drawn to sights of the sun between the trees to my left. I reach the top of Vetal as the sun slides behind cloud.
|Shelter and watchtower in Chaturshringi hills|
|Reaching the top of Vetal Tidke the sun slides behind cloud|
|Descending Vetal the sun reappears|
|Runner ascending Hanuman Tekdi|
|Hand irrigation on Hanuman|
|The sun through trees atop Hanuman|
|Bird of prey|
This morning was similar to the Pune Pootle in distance and ascent, about 12.5km and about 300m climbed, but so much easier going in the morning compared to the intense heat of the afternoon. I had a really pleasant hour and a half this morning.