by Rick Fettersley
(Hertfordshire, UK )
Special thanks need to go to the Michelin guidebook for recommending such a place.
The curator was none too displeased and was happy to show us aboard his four ton animal. As it walked, the swaying motion reminded us of aship. Me particularly as I worked aboard a few ships as a sailor in mybachelor days.
The elephant pitched and danced and lurched around but gently and not so much as to be uncomfortable. It was a novel experience and we should have expected as much riding on such a large animal.
Riding on a horse is equally shaky.
It was a good time. I will always remember riding an elephant. If only my friends back home could see me, I thought at the time!.