So, we reached our cottage in time for my call. It was almost ~2 hours when we got back to our car. The first shock that we had was that the Autocop did not work. We were quite surprised. The Arien opened the door using his keys and found to his utter shock that the battery was dead or was totally drained out. We both stood in the rain (Yes, it was drizzling again) and stared at each other. This was the first time that that had happened to us. The Arien mentioned that he forgot to switch off the headlights and the battery was now dead.
Well, since we were all dressed with nowhere to go, I suggested that we walk up to Coaker’s Walk which was adjacent. The Arien was quite distracted but agreed. It was less than a 5-minute walk. The rain had let off a bit by the time we reached Coaker’s Walk. The Arien meanwhile had called the Maruti Service Center at Bangalore for some help and advise. While I was looking for some nice photo-ops, the Arien was able to reach the guy who serviced our car before we left for our trip. I could hear his various suggestions – jump-start the car, try pushing the car and starting it, etc etc. I could not make much sense of all tht talk but then I was busy with the camera.
The Arien looked a lot relieved after the conversation and was quite grateful for the various suggestions. He had also received a list of Maruti Service Centers in Kodai. Meanwhile, I had managed to take exactly two snaps. I wanted to showcase how cold it actually was. We were in Brrr… mode and Waaanh mode throughout this holiday!
Coaker’s Walk is sure to be a great walking spot during summer but with the rain, the mist, and our car disaster – we were quite distracted and could not really enjoy the walk. We finished the walk as the Arien was impatient ’bout implementing the various suggestions.
With help from the hotel staff, he was able to start the car with the last bit of battery charge. We had to leave the car running for a while so that the battery could get re-charged. We spent a tense mid-morning but were finally relieved when all was well. Well, we learnt something new!
We still had to visit Pillar Rocks and see the Silver Waterfall. But, for now, we were heading for lunch so we could forget the unfortunate episode of the battery dying out!