Day 6: 3:00PM - Dosa Boys fall off the end of the 5
I think we've just figured out what the Blunderbuss were on about.
We had assumed that they had fallen off the end of the 5 at Calcutta, but what they actually meant was that they had LITERALLY fallen off the end of National Highway 5.
Now you see the thing about NH5 is that it is a lovely stretch of road. It's flat, it's straight, ocasionally it even has streetlights. We had assumed it went all the way to Calcutta just like this.
At about 3pm we were just bombing along, minding our own business when suddenly Nick slams the brakes on.
"What the fuck is this!?!"
The road had suddenly stopped. Where we were before driving on flat tarmac, the road builders seemed to have just given up at this point and suddenly the road just ended and turned into a dirt track with a foot deep drop just for good measure!
We later learnt that some of the other teams like the Raiders came across this in the middle of the night and just flew off the end!
So the next thing we knew we were driving through an arse-end village with chickens running across the road! How the hell did that happen!?!