When we drive on a river bed, loose sand, muddy water, a bit of slush & some water crossings are all we can expect, & we got it all
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Another Sunday, another OTR!
But this time the destination was new. The place chosen was BegorMukh. This place is the separation point of the Damodar & Mundeswari rivers. Yes, this was a drive on the riverbed!
The place is located near Jamalpur in Hooghly district, which is approximately 65 km from the Dankuni toll.
The route taken was Dankuni- Mahisha – Dhaneakhali- Dashghara – Begor Mukh.
20 vehicles participated in this OTR. The OTR was Split into two halves. In the first half, we entered the riverbed from one place. Been there for 3 hours, had lunch and the team ventured into the river bed from another side. I was a bit unwell, so I participated only for the first half. There were Bhpians too, hope they will add up the actions from the 2nd half.
We met at CCD Signur at 8 am. Had our breakfast and proceeded to the spot in a convoy. The convoy was split into two parts, having 10 cars per convoy.
The introduction part and the small briefing on what to do, and what not to do was done by UBS Sir, Adhiraj Singh, Vidyun Singh & Bhpian 1100D aka Anirban Ghosh.
We had to cross a bamboo bridge to reach the spot. This was the first time I drove a car on a bamboo bridge! I was a bit sceptical, but once I was on it, it felt strong and stable. Locals said, even trucks ply over that bridge!
When we drive on a river bed, loose sand, muddy water, a bit of slush & some water crossings are all we can expect, & we got it all! Those who craved a bit more figured out a few obstacles too. Mainly the Thars and the Jeeps attempted the obstacles, as any car with a longer wheelbase would have got beached out.
The pics were majorly clicked by Bhpian Mountin_Deep aka Dyutimoy. I was lacking the energy to get down and click the pics. He has done a brilliant job.
The man, who needs no introduction.
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