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Old 28th October 2014, 23:17   #241
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Wow! Stunning pictures Naveen. I can't wait to see the >1mb versions.

Waiting for others. We got a lot of accomplished photographers in the group now.
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Old 29th October 2014, 00:33   #242
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Excellent pictures that captured the fun, mood and the enjoyment of every moment of the drive, all vivid in every picture. Naveen, your new camera, in fact, had brought out the photographer in you!
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Old 29th October 2014, 01:37   #243
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Naveen, nice shots mate... Very well done. I wanted to make this a TL but due to some reason I am backing out. This deserved to be a TL though as praveen (mallumowgli) said.

I am just uploading the better of my collection. More than half of this was taken by BigBrad, Thank you Brad boy

Jacob and jr.

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Naveen's ride... mine too for the trip

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Had fun with these pics, demonstrating how to focus. 1st pic focuses on the hanging mickey mouse, and the next one on ES. Naveen might get the joke. Well done BigBrad again.

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Jacob scared by an elephant, even if you have a German ride you still have to bow before the KSRTC buses

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The cottage and the mist when we reached. It was raining Sardine and Mackerel in Munnar.

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Our carrier

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Little Jo, with Sherin. This pic can be nominated for an award easily

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Me and jacob away for taking the pic

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Josh

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Mrs. Naveen wanted me to click the below items, for her

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Only Mrs. Naveen can tell what this means, this is for her too

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Old 29th October 2014, 01:52   #244
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As always I saved the best for last

Revintup's Honda city struggling.

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Let's get serious now

Cheyyapara waterfalls in its full glory

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Parting shot, ready to hit the roads once again

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And finally the best of all

From left : Me, Arun (revintup) - Honda city
Aswin (Aswin.ajith), Naveen (naveen.raju), Elizabeth - Ford ES
Sherin, Joshua, Johan, Jacob (jacs), Romy (BigBrad), Aubin (Microaubin) - VW Vento TDI
Krishna Dev (Mordred) - Mahindra Scorpio

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Thank you guys for attending and making it a successful drive meet. Hope we can meet up, with more attendance some day.

Cheers!
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Old 29th October 2014, 09:15   #245
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Glad to hear that all liked the snaps. Anoop, that picture of the wall is actually the gate. It looks like the compound wall.

Here's an update:

Next drive is planned for late Jan or first week of Feb 2015.
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Old 29th October 2014, 10:41   #246
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Awesome clicks there naveen.
Did not know that there was a photographer hidden within you.

Waiting for the clicks from others, especially the official photographer.
voyageur, it is difficult to fill in the shoes of vaisakh.
You better do a good job
I can never fill in the shoes of vaisakh. He is too good to be beaten. I can be his assistant though

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Obviously I am going to be there for the next drive. It was an awesome experience, thanks for organising it. This is my first bhpian meet, and I truly enjoyed it. Looking forward for the next one
Glad to know that.

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Glad to hear that all liked the snaps. Anoop, that picture of the wall is actually the gate. It looks like the compound wall.

Here's an update:

Next drive is planned for late Jan or first week of Feb 2015.
Ok Naveen, I think Elizabeth wanted it to be clicked.

It should be second week of feb man, not late jan or first week of feb
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Old 29th October 2014, 18:16   #247
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Great snaps of a great meet!! And an off-road resort to boot. Seems quite a find.
Josh has grown up quite a bit
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Old 30th October 2014, 09:01   #248
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Good to know that you all had a wonderful trip.

All those pics are excellent! Naveen, you may apply for official photographer position till Vaisakh returns
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Excellent pictures and an amazing trip!!Loved every bit of it and looking forward to the next trip already !!
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Old 31st October 2014, 16:41   #250
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Glad to hear that all liked the snaps. Anoop, that picture of the wall is actually the gate. It looks like the compound wall.

Here's an update:

Next drive is planned for late Jan or first week of Feb 2015.
Advanced location advise, my marriage is on 25th. So maybe we can all meet up at vadanapilly
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Glad to hear that all liked the snaps. Anoop, that picture of the wall is actually the gate. It looks like the compound wall.

Here's an update:

Next drive is planned for late Jan or first week of Feb 2015.
Hi Guys
Hope to meet you guys next time.

I wanted to know if you are aware of any electronics wizard in kerala who can remove and repair my car's instrument cluster.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 3rd December 2014, 15:24   #252
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Glad to hear that all liked the snaps. Anoop, that picture of the wall is actually the gate. It looks like the compound wall.

Here's an update:

Next drive is planned for late Jan or first week of Feb 2015.
Great to know that the Tbhp guys are doing a lot of stuff in Kerala. Would love to join in for the next ride! Do keep us updated.

Cheers!
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Old 15th September 2015, 06:54   #253
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This happened all too quickly and we didnt get time to plan the drive or post it here in the group. Well, it wasn't a mega drive or meet, just 3 families who badly needed a break.

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2) deetjohn + 1 + 1
3) rajoy123 + 1 + 1

It was a 3D/2N outing at Varkala on Sept 11th, 12th and 13th. Started from Kadavanthara at around 8.15am and met deetjohn near the Aroor toll plaza. A quick "Hi" and we continued our drive to meet Rajoy (who was patiently waiting for us. We call that Post). 10 minutes later, we started our drive to Varkala. Our initial plan was to have breakfast from Hotel Araam, but missed it by a whisker. Not having the patience to turn back, we decided to have Hotel Brothers as our breakfast stop.

Spent close to 45 mins there and then decided to push off, the next stop being Varkala. The road was good all the way to the resort. Palm Tree Heritage was the resort that we had booked and we reached there by around 2pm. Itís just a few kms from the Varkala cliff. We checked in to our rooms and freshened up and then it was a mad dash to the restaurant since this resort is known for itís excellent food and we werenít disappointed. Since this resort has the luxury of having a beach couple of steps away, we decided to catch the waves. A small walk along the cliff thatís lined along the resort and then chit chat continued till dinner. All the major sea food specialties were ordered and it was simply mouth-watering. After the heavy meal, we all retired for the night.

We woke up the next day with the sight of local fishermen bringing in the catch. It was a sight that shouldnít be missed especially for sea food lovers. Since our rooms were right on the edge, we could get a good view of the action and the sea. After breakfast, we decided to explore Varkala Cliff. The cliff is lined with shops, restaurants, resorts etc. We continued our walk along the cliff, doing some shopping and then decided to stop over for lunch. The lunch was pretty expensive considering the items and taste but wasnít disappointing. Since it rained the day we reached, the resort staff couldnít arrange the dinner on the beach. But we were lucky this time. A candle lit dinner on the beach and gentle breeze was a wonderful experience. Overall, it was an excellent break for us and wish we could have planned this here. But thereís always a next time.

We checked out from the resort at around 12pm and it was straight drive to Cochin stopping for lunch at Kayamkulam (Hotel Araam) and evening tea at Alleppey (Bake & More). Then it was time to part ways and we continued our drive back home.

Now for some pictures. (not in order)

Garden and hammock beside each bungalow

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View from the room

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The Bungalows

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Resort Beach

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Walkway

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Another small beach next to the room

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Candle light dinner on the beach

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Varkala Cliff

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Patiently waiting for the day's catch

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And it's here

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Few random shots

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And finally, the rides. That's mine

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Deetjohn's Fiesta

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Rajoy123's i20

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Next drive might happen in couple of months. Expecting others to join this time.
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Excellent snaps as always and a great report there Naveen! The place was breathtaking, the food was delicious and the drive was superb. Babu of Palm Tree is a very good host. Fabulous weekend.

A few snaps from my phone.

The entrance to the resort. The vast expanse of the mighty sea around the last corner is a sight to behold.
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The place where we stayed.
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Naveen out with the camera early in the morning.
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The catch was fresh and the food was delicious.
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Breakfast by the beach
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The view from the room
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The walkway
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The sunset
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We all feel like doing this all over again!
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This happened all too quickly and we didnt get time to plan the drive or post it here in the group. Well, it wasn't a mega drive or meet, just 3 families who badly needed a break.

Next drive might happen in couple of months. Expecting others to join this time.
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Naveen - Photos have come out really well. Blue sky is adding contrast to the frames. Loved the Creta click. I missed the fun for sure.

Couple of months? I believe we can make it a mega meet.



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We all feel like doing this all over again!
Deepak - All over again? Same place?
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