Another day in the rain.

Add to that some non-existent roads full of slush and you have a recipe for a fun filled day. Rural Andhra seems to be as neglected in terms of roads as Karnataka. Good drive through the country side. Again more than I wished for.

@415km Mypadu Beach
Current location: 14 30.337 N 80 10.773 E http://maps.google.com/maps?q=loc:14.50563,80.17955
Altitude – -272ft
@ 06:30 on 30/12/2012

@454km just after leaving Nellore
Current location: 14 24.460 N 79 51.694 E http://maps.google.com/maps?q=loc:14.40766,79.86157
Altitude – 0ft
@ 09:18 on 30/12/2012

@483km after 12km of frolic through slush
The best way to navigate through rain water filled potholes is to follow a bus which will scatter all incoming traffic.
Current location: 14 26.279 N 79 37.081 E http://maps.google.com/maps?q=loc:14.43799,79.61803
Altitude – -91ft
@ 10:15 on 30/12/2012

@497km on way to Somasila Reservoir and Dam
Current location: 14 28.835 N 79 29.315 E http://maps.google.com/maps?q=loc:14.48059,79.48859
Altitude – -62ft
@ 10:44 on 30/12/2012

@521km after returning from wrong route and been helped by a villager who rode back with me to show me the route.
Current location: 14 30.229 N 79 22.523 E http://maps.google.com/maps?q=loc:14.50381,79.37538
Altitude – -62ft
@ 11:26 on 30/12/2012

@529km Somasila dam after a harrowing ride
Current location: 14 29.453 N 79 18.286 E http://maps.google.com/maps?q=loc:14.49089,79.30476
Altitude – -52ft
@ 11:56 on 30/12/2012

@540km after taking shortcut to Badvel
Current location: 14 33.097 N 79 21.269 E http://maps.google.com/maps?q=loc:14.55162,79.35448
Altitude – -42ft
@ 12:22 on 30/12/2012

@569km finally on the main road to Badvel
Current location: 14 40.956 N 79 11.674 E http://maps.google.com/maps?q=loc:14.68261,79.19458
Altitude – 328ft
@ 13:13 on 30/12/2012

@620km another stretch of country road to Giddalur  
Current location: 15 1.518 N 78 59.380 E http://maps.google.com/maps?q=loc:15.02531,78.98968
Altitude – 324ft
@ 14:29 on 30/12/2012

@681km excellent jungle road after Giddalur  
Current location: 15 25.051 N 78 47.442 E http://maps.google.com/maps?q=loc:15.41752,78.7907
Altitude – 859ft
@ 16:05 on 30/12/2012

@685km downward decent starts
Current location: 15 25.089 N 78 46.243 E http://maps.google.com/maps?q=loc:15.41816,78.77073
Altitude – 1427ft
@ 16:13 on 30/12/2012

@727km overnight stay at Nandayal
Current location: 15 29.359 N 78 28.805 E http://maps.google.com/maps?q=loc:15.48931,78.48009
Altitude – 396ft

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