The 24th of Jan was bicycle servicing day and after tinkering with the front gear settings I realized that the front derailleur wouldn’t shift up to the largest chain ring. This meant that I was operating with just 14 of the 21 gears. There was nothing to do but try and reach Jodhpur back from Jaisalmer, to get a new front gear thumb shifter.
Late in the afternoon with the sun settling down, I took a walk to the sand dunes through the village.
Panoramic view of the sunset from the sand dunes
Beyond the sand dunes, nothing but a barren stretch of the National Park
View from the sand dunes, there was a strong and chilly wind blowing across, causing audio disturbance, have disabled the video audio.
Khuri did not have any restaurants but had a few shops offering the usual snack items like biscuits, chips and bread. They had an ATM and a medicine shop offering basic stuff. The nights would get very cold in the tents. There were frequent power cuts.
That was it, I left early morning around 7:30 am on the 25th of Jan and as luck would have it a cold and foggy front enveloped the national park.
On the way back to Jaisalmer
At a roadside snacks shack run by an ex-army vet, the foggy front had become quite dense about 30 km. from Jaisalmer
Around 1 pm., I was back at hotel The Culture, at Jaisalmer.
The return leg would start off the next day, i.e. 26th of Jan, 2019. I am going to try and wrap it up in a single blog till Bharatpur ( Bharatpur gets one blog to itself ), as it has the famous bird sanctuary housed inside the Keoladeo National Park.
P.S.: I did see a lot of wildlife while stating off from Khuri, early morning. Herds of deer, antelopes, foxes, peacocks and various kinds of colorful birds.