The end of the beginning

The very last preparatory event, and as can be seen everyone is in peak condition, with bright eyes and glossy coats, ready for all that India can offer us. The Kasturi was the venue again, and afterwards we repaired to Tony's for coffee, liqueurs and a fashion shoot of our new T-shirts and fleeces.


Last-minute financial deals were done for train tickets and travellers' cheques, watches were synchronised and the expedition advance base was agreed as the First-Class Virgin (if that isn't a contradiction in terms) Lounge on Lime St station.