Wednesday, November 14, 2007

A Lesson in Humility


While on the topic of elephants, there is a right way and a wrong way to board an elephant.

In the photo above, these elephant riders in Nepal are cleverly using an "elephant embarkation platform" for their elephant embarking and disembarking needs.

Quite a sensible approach.

But here, this foolish woman (um, me... mortified) is stuck on top of the elephant's trunk during a bareback riding experiment with Nikki. She'd been bareback on Indian elephants loads of times so she said "Join me, it's easy."

"Just put one foot here where he's hooked his trunk, and he'll swing you up here with me."

It did not really work out that way. How embarrassing.

3 comments:

Don Hudson said...

Interesting balloon placement on the 'wrong way' photo.

Marie said...

Had to cover my ass.

Stuart Moore said...

You forgot to pet it first.