A suitable spot meant a safe location, running water, a toilet and hopefully a room to shower in.
Since leaving Hyderabad, locations that fulfilled all of the above criteria were thin on the ground.
We passed a sign stating that Nagpur was 396km away if you went by the highway signs.
They were amazed when they learnt of Bobby’s Walk Full Circle and spent some time taking pictures before we all started on our way again.
We passed a roadside milestone stating that Nagpur was 398km away. Apparently we were walking backwards!
We also passed and escorted lorry carrying a large load on the wrong side of the highway. I joked that it was the pot for the lamb curry at a Punjabi party.
Upon arrival we got permission to stay for the weekend and made ourselves comfortable at the side of the forecourt.
All Indian petrol pumps have a stray dog or two that take up residence and hover around looking for scraps.
I took a picture of the petrol pump dog before the sun set.
I went to sleep dreaming of a petrol pump oasis.