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Moonlit trek to Sinhagad

They told me it was a night trek to Sinhagad. I had childhood memories of Sinhagad being a really easy trek and for me a trek at night was a first. So I said yes lets go, how difficult can it be?
So the seven of us met at nanded city (a colleague lives there) and we then proceeded from there to the base. All pumped up by how beautiful the moon looked and how pretty the starlit sky would look from the top, we started our ascent at 12:30 am.We imagined it would be dark but the moonlight was with us at every step. We imagined it would be really cold but only after a few minutes we were getting rid of our sweaters. In childhood, I believe, I must have had loads of stamina because, this time, in less than 30 minutes or so we had made our first stop trying to cool off and get our heart beat back to normal.
Here's us at our first stop trying to capture a people snap in moonlight.
We finally reached the top at 2:30 and we all sat down getting hold of our breath and the visuals that awaited u…

The Moon

As I mentioned in my last post, we bought an amazing camera that has increased the range of our vision. When we decided to buy a camera though, it was just with the intention of taking snaps that are better than the ones taken by the phone camera. We started out with this one basic need and then since a good zoom is always welcome, settled with the Canon SX60HS after a lot of research.
Once it arrived, we tried giving each function a try and took a few snaps here and there. The first weekend, we thought 'why not give the moon shot a try'. We went to our building parking area, where we could see the moon. We looked at it through the lens and zoomed in, as far as we could go and we were spellbound. We could see the craters, the famous (this name will seem familiar only if you are a 2001 space odyssey fan) Tycho crater, the seas, the undulations. (This is one useful image)

The moon has always mesmerized me, and looking at it up close, firsthand, is a feeling that I am not capabl…

Happy New Year!

Yes, I just came by to wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year, but I also just took a peek at the posts I have written in the year that went by and its been just 2 (Actually its one more post than I had written in 2014!)

No, the year that went by was not un-eventful. Infact it had so many travels, so many stories worth jotting down and so many emotions worth expressing.
I should atleast write the "end of the year" and "new year resolutions" post, so that way I have a count of 2 posts by default each year. And then maybe I will one day complete the new year resolutions so that I do not have to just copy-paste it in the next year too.

So, the year that went by 2015 - Highlights
- Lots of holidays and travel
- Lots of socializing and spending quality time with friends
- Also organised a treasure hunt event in office (yes, again!)
- I now have a nephew who goes by the name of Ayaan and yes, he is damn cute. (Should write something about the experiences with…