ATR - Day 83: Left Hampi for Coorg but diverted to Mysore as Coorg hotels were fully booked
We did some birding in the morning but had to hurry up to leave for Coorg. Ended up in Mysore as hotels in Coorg were all fully booked. Mysore was originally our next destination after Coorg.
December 22, 2023
Friday, 11:30 PM
For most of the morning I was sleeping today, tired from all the traveling and work. But we did shoot some eagles and owls here and there. Before I got up, Sanket, our editor, and Irshad went looking for some birds to shoot, but did not find many. We were also in a hurry to pack up and leave because our next destination is Coorg, officially known as Kodagu, which is over 9-hour drive from Hampi. We wanted to reach Coorg (Kodagu) before dark so that we could find a suitable place to stay.
During our entire drive from Hampi towards Coorg, I kept looking for hotels and resorts online but all of them were fully booked. And since we had no place to stay at Coorg, we decided to go to Mysore instead. Originally, we had to go to Mysore after Coorg, but because we could not find a place to stay at Coorg, we decided to switch the two and go to Mysore before Coorg.
At Mysore also, most of the places to stay were fully booked. Finally, we found the Parklane Hotel to stay, where we currently are.
It was already late evening by the time we reached here. So I went straight to editing pictures and helping Sanket edit today’s Vlog.
On projects as large and as data-intensive as ATR, data management becomes a huge problem because there is a lot of data generated everyday, and it needs to be stored and filed appropriately to be easily and quickly accessible as and when needed. Now, most of our drives are full and a lot of additional data, which is not to be used, needs to be deleted, which is a very time-consuming exercise. I have to go through tons of data to find what can be deleted to make room for new data. A lot of my time for the last two days has been consumed by this necessary but utterly boring and extremely labour-intensive, non-creative chore. But like they say, what has to be done, has to be done. So doing that.