When we left the museum, it was already 5:45 PM. We witnessed a great sunset at the gate of the museum.
We started our return journey and got back to the link road again which connects to main national highway at Dhabeji. In between of that road, we spotted some IGLOO type of structures while going. In return, we passed by them again and decided to stop for a few pics. These IGLOO type of structures were in fact kiln (bhatti) in which coals are made. It was a unique experience to watch how the coals were made. We made few pictures and video of these kiln. The locals were watching us but they didn't objected, but they were friendly.
After witnessing the coal making, we started to move again. By this time, the natural light was almost gone. My helmet's visor had many scratches so I had to keep it open for good visibility. But when I opened the visor, thousands of mosquitoes (or may be some other flying insects) kept colliding with my face. Few went in my eye which was a pretty miserable experience. So I was forced to keep the visor shut no matter how bad the visibility was.
Anyway, soon we touched the national highway again and thankfully the insects were not present here. Perhaps they were present on link road because of vegetation and damp fields. We didn't stop anywhere, crossed Dhabeji, Toll Plaza, Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Quaidabad and reached back to my friend's home at 7 PM exact. So our whole journey was just 12 hours long as we had left my friend's house at 7 AM. In 12 hours we witnessed so many things and collected beautiful memories. A brief summary of that trip is below:
1) Breakfast at Gharo
2) Haleji Lake
3) Gujjo Twin Canals
4) Keenjhar Lake
5) Boat Ride to Noori's grave & Island exploring
6) Friday prayers at Shah Jahan Mosque, Thatta
7) A bit of Rabri shopping at Thatta bazaar
8) Basement mosque, Ameer Khani Mosque
9) Lunch At Thatta
10) Makli Graveyard
11) Bhanbore Ruins
12) Gharo Creek
13) Bhanbore Museum
People of Karachi often complain that there is no where to visit for Karachi people. But all these places are less than 125 km from Karachi and worth exploring. This bike trip was amazing and InshaALLAH I will complete my dream of traveling to Khunjerab on bike some day soon
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