A Grand Old Tree near Bhimtal
As soon as I looked at the pictures after I came back, it was the usual feeling, I could not manage a single good shot, apart from this one. I liked it from the beginning.
I took this picture while coming down from a small 8km trek. I had done the trek with Sanjay (in picture here) from the Fisherman’s Lodge. I have to say he is a very patient person.
I took this picture while coming down. I would stop every 10 feet and try to click a bird. Most people would get fed up quite soon of my slow pace but never failed to point out a bird when he spotted it so that I could take a picture!
While going up I just had it. It was 4KM uphill. I may have not gained too much weight but my fitness seems to have gone for a toss. When we had reached up, Sanjay said, “aap kafi himmat se aa gaye.” And he was absolutely right, I did it on sheer will power. If this continues (my lack of any fitness regime) I can soon say goodbye to trekking.
But now that I have managed to notice my mild fever I am having second thoughts. I get a very peculiar headache when I usually run fever and I for sure felt it even at Bhimtal but then I ignored it, I just could not place it as I was not too uncomfortable otherwise. After coming back, even on Monday I felt the hammering but took the classes as usual. Only yesterday I linked the headache to fever and checked my temperature. Today I feel better, there is only mild headache instead of the hammering and I gladly have not taken my temperature.
So, I am just hoping that I am not that badly out of shape, there is a small probability that I had a mild fever when I did the trek (and I am glad I didn’t know then or I would have missed on that beautiful trek and all those birds) and that is why I felt completely and seriously knocked out. The small ray of hope is because I had walked 10km when I was at Jim Corbett (though not much uphill) and felt my usual cheerful self.
But then it will take just another uphill walk to prove it my theory is correct or not.