Wednesday 3 April 2024

Already Behind at the Challenge


I've participated in  the Challenge every year since 2014, so this would have been my 11th year. However, various offline challenges through the last three months have meant that I'm nowhere sorted enough this year. The main spanner in the works being vision issues and consequent restricted screen time. Therefore...I'm going to be popping in as and when able, with whatever I have handy. Also not adding my name to the master list this year. 

A is for Atal Ghat... B is for Boats, Bike and Birds...and C is for Kanpur which was previously anglicised as Cawnpore and for the Siberian Crane

A ghat consists of paved steps on a river bank leading down to the waters.  The most famous ghats are likely the ghats of Varanasi, some of which find mention in 4th century texts. This particular one is in Kanpur on the banks of the Ganges, which is a majorly significant and sacred river in Indian culture. 

View from Atal Ghat, Kanpur. Previously Cawnpore.

Migratory birds on the Ganges - Siberian Cranes. 

Bike by the roadside. 

Boat on the Ganges. 

That's all for now. Happy A-Zing! - if you're participating. And happy spring to you, if you're not!

Posted for the A-Z Challenge 2024


  1. Those are very nice photos! I enjoy blogs with photos. Those are interesting boats in the first photo, with the arched canvas (?) tops.

  2. Hi Nila - good to see you ... and yes makes sense to do ABC - helping your eyes to recover ... while the two possible meanings of ghat ... steps to the river, or a pass through the mountains ... fun to read - thank you - Hilary

  3. It is lovely to see this post (and to learn more). Autumn here. I do hope your eyes are improving.

  4. Good for you with some A to Z. Always Batting Curveballs. We'll follow you to the sea or up a cliff.

  5. I'm glad you're able to do the challenge in a way that you can. I look forward to following you again this year.

  6. Hari OM
    Do it your way - we're here for it! YAM xx

  7. Post sections at a time - I did that one year.

  8. Amazing pictures. Sorry you won't have enough challenge time this year. It's hard, no doubt.