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Old 31st May 2013, 14:58   #1681
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Also we need to reconfirm our tentative list by tomorrow morning for sure. If its plan B, my wife and kids might also join being a very short drive.

Tentative:
1. Recallers & Coolclouds
2. Alexpaul
3. Eagle eye
Confirmed! I'll be meeting you guys. My 2 brothers and my young-at-heart mom would also like to join (we are all car enthusiasts)
The updated list will be:

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Meet : DRIVE
Date : 2nd June
Destination : Plan A : Vagamon
Plan B : Arthungal Beach/ Andhakaranazhi ?
Confirmed :
1. vaisakhr
2. dhanushmenon + wife + 2 kids
3. Sree83
4. naveen.raju+wife
5.mistakenguy
6. Jacs
7. Amalji
8. BigBrad
9. rajoy123 + Wife
10. Speed.Demon
11. deetjohn
12. Revintup + Wife
13. Voyageur
14. figo_mba
15. EagleEye + 3

Tentative:
1. Recallers & Coolclouds
2. Alexpaul
3. Beejay
4. deetjohn


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That's not the spot. Here's the exact location. While coming from Maradu, just after Panangad Police station you will find a bridge. Cross that and you will find the service road which is just before the toll. Let's meet there.
Can you upload a pic showing this position on Google Maps? It will make life easier for all of us.
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Old 31st May 2013, 15:36   #1682
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Can you upload a pic showing this position on Google Maps? It will make life easier for all of us.
Here it is.

This shows the route from Vytilla. Here are the directions
1) From Vytilla drive for around 3-4kms till you reach Kundanoor signal.
2) Drive straight for another couple of kms. On the way you will pass Toyota Showroom, Lakeshore hospital and you will reach another small signal (in front of fisheries college).
3) Drive straight and you will see Panangad Police station just before the bridge.
4) Drive over this bridge and you will spot the toll. (From kundanoor it's around 5-6kms to the police station)
5) Right after you exit this bridge, you will see a service road on your left. If you see couple of TBHP stickered cars, then that's the spot
Quick mini-meet(s) in Kochi (Cochin)-b.png

Bigger view of the spot
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PS - Map might not be clear but follow those directions.

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Old 31st May 2013, 17:04   #1683
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[/b][indent][b] Plan B : Arthungal Beach/ Andhakaranazhi ?
I might be able to drop in if it is Plan - B. I and my wife have some work in Kottayam in the morning on 2nd and would love to join in the afternoon for a short time

Jacs, can u pm me your number?
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Old 31st May 2013, 17:39   #1684
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@ Jacs , Waiting for your update on 1st June regarding the weather conditions. I hope the rains show some pity on us. Eagerly waiting.
Yes boss, fingers crossed and waiting for the final update from Kolahalamedu.

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Confirmed! I'll be meeting you guys. My 2 brothers and my young-at-heart mom would also like to join (we are all car enthusiasts)
Good to know buddy, counting you 4.

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I might be able to drop in if it is Plan - B. I and my wife have some work in Kottayam in the morning on 2nd and would love to join in the afternoon for a short time
Jacs, can u pm me your number?
Good news Praveen. PMed my new contact.




Meet : DRIVE
Date : 2nd June
Destination : Plan A : Vagamon Plan
B : Arthungal Beach/Andhakaranazhi

Confirmed :
1. vaisakhr
2. dhanushmenon + wife + 2 kids
3. Sree83
4. naveen.raju+wife
5.mistakenguy
6. Jacs
7. Amalji
8. BigBrad
9. rajoy123 + Wife
10. Speed.Demon
11. deetjohn
12. Revintup + Wife
13. Voyageur
14. figo_mba
15. EagleEye + 3

Tentative:
1. Recallers & Coolclouds
2. Alexpaul
3. mallumowgli
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Old 31st May 2013, 17:43   #1685
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The rain is lashing us nice and proper. I suggest that we should drop Vagamon and go full throttle for Marari turtle bay. If we decide now, it would be much easier for naveen to make his arrangements too. Moreover, with unpredictable rains, it would be better to home on to some place where we have shelter and do some solid chit chat. When there's a break in the rain, we can enjoy a splash in the beach too.

I think we should make Plan B as Plan A now.
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Old 31st May 2013, 19:13   #1686
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Guys,

Here's the update. Looks we need to fix on Plan A as Arthunkal for now.
  • Erattupetta - Wagamon road is bad and undergoing widening work.
  • Erattupetta - Wagamon road is closed for public from 11AM to 5PM on all days except Sunday
  • It is raining heavily most of the days
  • Most of the view points are dirty and leech filled
Count me with wife and 2 kids (4 yrs & 4mnts)
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Old 31st May 2013, 19:30   #1687
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Okay. So I reckon that the last update seals it.

Hence lets go over the process of finalising the list.

Meet : DRIVE
Date : 2nd June
Destination : Plan A : Arthungal Beach/Andhakaranazhi
Meet up place : As naveen has beautifully explained
Meet up time- 1000 hrs

Confirmed :
1. vaisakhr
2. dhanushmenon + wife + 2 kids
3. Sree83
4. naveen.raju+wife
5.mistakenguy
6. Jacs + wife + 2 kids
7. Amalji
8. BigBrad
9. rajoy123 + Wife
10. Speed.Demon
11. deetjohn
12. Revintup + Wife
13. Voyageur
14. figo_mba
15. EagleEye + 3
16. mallu mowgli + wife

Tentative:
1. Recallers & Coolclouds
2. Alexpaul

People joining the convoy enroute, please intimate and update yourself in the list.
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I booked ticket for today but couldn't travel due to some urgent work.

Please keep us in tentative list itself as I am trying to travel tomorrow night.
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Old 31st May 2013, 20:20   #1689
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A small addition. I have made necessary arrangements for lunch and leisure. Guess clubbing beach+lunch was badly suggested by few. So here's the final plan.

Meet : DRIVE
Date : 2nd June
Destination : Plan A : Abad Turtle Beach resort, Marari
Meet up place : Service road between Panangad bridge and Aroor Toll.
Meet up time- 1000 hrs, Departure 10.30

Additional info:
Cost would be 400/- per head for a non veg buffet+usage of all amenities of the resort including their private beach. All arrangements have been made. Hope that wont be an issue.

Confirmed :
1. vaisakhr
2. dhanushmenon + wife + 2 kids
3. Sree83
4. naveen.raju+wife
5.mistakenguy
6. Jacs + wife + 2 kids
7. Amalji
8. BigBrad
9. rajoy123 + Wife
10. Speed.Demon
11. deetjohn
12. Revintup + Wife
13. Voyageur
14. figo_mba
15. EagleEye + 3
16. mallu mowgli + wife

Tentative:
1. Recallers & Coolclouds
2. Alexpaul

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Sorry guys , I wont be able to join you all for the Tbhp meet . Hope you guys enjoy the Tbhp meet to the fullest and do share the memorable moment pics.. :-)
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Meet : DRIVE
Date : 2nd June
Destination : Plan A : Abad Turtle Beach resort, Marari
Meet up place : Service road between Panangad bridge and Aroor Toll.
Meet up time- 1000 hrs, Departure 10.30



Confirmed :
1. vaisakhr
2. dhanushmenon + wife + 2 kids
3. Sree83 + 1
4. naveen.raju+wife
5.mistakenguy
6. Jacs + wife + 2 kids
7. Amalji
8. BigBrad
9. rajoy123 + Wife
10. Speed.Demon
11. deetjohn
12. Revintup + Wife
13. Voyageur
14. figo_mba
15. EagleEye + 3
16. mallu mowgli + wife

Tentative:
1. Recallers & Coolclouds
2. Alexpaul
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Old 1st June 2013, 06:42   #1692
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So the old plan b it is. As for the meeting point, I might be there after the toll plaza if I don't have an existing toll ticket. 25rs can be saved . Or let me see, if I am coming from palakkad (my current location) I can make it before the toll.

And guys, a word of caution . All the speed cameras after Aroor are working just fine. So please be careful with your speed
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So the old plan b it is. As for the meeting point, I might be there after the toll plaza if I don't have an existing toll ticket. 25rs can be saved . Or let me see, if I am coming from palakkad (my current location) I can make it before the toll.

And guys, a word of caution . All the speed cameras after Aroor are working just fine. So please be careful with your speed
Do let us know. Are you sure it's working? Camera flashes? If so, that's bad. I guess there are around 4-5 cameras between Aroor-Cherthala right? When I took this route last month, the cam didnt flash.
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Guys. Rather than driving through the normal rush of the highway, why don't we take the road parallel to the coast line? It starts from Saudi (yes, I think that's the name of the junction, after thoppumpadi ) and goes along the coast all the way till andhakaranazhi. The last I travelled, the roads were in good shape. That was more than six months back though.
We can do a circuitous route. Go through the coastal route and return via the highway. Or vice versa.

Anyone who has travelled recently can share your thoughts please
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Dhanush: Can you upload the route details for the coastal route ?
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