Day 124: Chandpur to Mongla
We stop more frequently now and in the middle of the afternoon pull up at the jetty of a small settlement rejoicing in the name of Moralgunj. Big crows eye us from the bare branches of a dying mangrove tree.
I've worked out that the relative importance of our ports of call can be determined by the number of gangplanks the ship puts out. Chandpur was a four-plank stop, but Moralgunj is only a two-plank stop. Mongla, where we arrive after 13 hours, is Bangladesh's second port after Chittagong. It's also where we bid goodbye to the Ostrich, and disembark down five planks, with a security rail on either side.
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- Series: Himalaya
- Chapter: Day 124: Chandpur to Mongla
- Country/sea: Bangladesh
- Place: Mongla
- Book page no: 281
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