We woke early the next day for the Park only to discover that all the guides were on strike and no one was going in. Apparently (and tragically) a forest official was attacked by a tiger a few days earlier during a road repair.
But later in the day, we were told that the Park had opened again and the strike had been settled. Slightly unnerved by the tiger incident, yet still determined to see the Park, we went via the only seat we could get in a canter (which we didn't find to be as bad as described online).
So we saw monkeys
And beautiful scenery
And a view of the 10 century Ranthambhore Fort
But no tigers. Perhaps that was for the best considering the recent tiger encounter.