NOT ALL WHO WANDER ARE LOST...
My Father was a #CivilServant ...Papa made it a point that his field visits incorporated travelling and learning for us..so he took us along. This happened somewhere in 90's during one of his postings in Moradabad. Weekends was #WorkTravel for him and #funtravel for us.It was August and was raining. We were headed to #Haridwar. The whole family, Driver and a TI(traffic Inspector)all were decked up in one ambassador..🚗🚗🚗
Haridwar was some 30kms far now, when it started to rain..there was visible heavy downpour on the mountains..and the #FlashRiver called #RAPTA started flowing...🌊🌊
When it rains on mountains the water 🌊🌊 in voracious..turbulent..terrible form comes roaring down on roads...🌀🌀🌀
In less than an hour there exists no sign of road..there is a 4feet deep and more than 24 feet in breath Roaring River gushing down eating all what comes in its way...trees..boulders..cars..🍃🍃🍃
It can exist for few hours or for a day depending upon how long the rain persists.🏞️🏞️🏞️By now there was huge traffic lined up on either sides..so we probably couldn't go back and Papa had some urgent work to complete in Haridwar. Few took risk and dared to plunge in the ferocious River..
First a JEEP slowly crossed it...then went in a TOURIST BUS🚌🚌🚌.. Finally my father decided we'll also cross it..🌬️🌬️
Our AMBASSADOR dived in too..It slowly manouvered cutting the terrific current..just as it reached the mid of the breath ,the engines ceased...😨😨😨
As compared to Jeep and the Bus...engines of Ambassador are placed at low height..so water got into it..
Plus the water amount in the river was increasing every minute...🌀🌀
Panic and Fear engulfed US...The current started pushing the Car 🚗🚗 towards the #trough...All elders jumped out and pushed the car..to no avail..😭😭
The Car kept sliding ...still ready to go down any moment..😨😨
The tourists of the 🚌 bus who had successfully crossed the River, came to our rescue ...
Shouting "Har har Mahadev".......
And now Twenties pushed the Car successfully out of the #FlashRiver...
VOILA ...We were ALIVE..😪😪
Life just like this journey ..
is full of crests n troughs...
turbulence n peace..
A moment we Exist..n... other we dont..🍃🍃
TRAVEL MAKES ONE MODEST. YOU SEE WHAT A TINY PLACE YOU OCCUPY IN THE 🌎🌎 WORLD....
Pls let me know if you want more of such real stories..😎😎😎
A Practical Realist
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