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... of their parents. We left there and headed further into the mountains on our way to Nuwara Eilya, known locally as Little England. Apparently much of it was built by the British to remind them of home whilst they managed their tea estates. The mountainous countryside is full of tea and tea factories and we visited a good few of them! As we were offered and accepted tea in them all, the people ...
... and it started to drizzle. When the other train finally arrived it appeared ghostlike out of the mist. As we headed off the mist and rain cleared and the magnificent views returned. At Haputale, the fuel cars were decoupled and shunted down a siding by our engine. Haputale was on the crest of a mountain and we were afforded views for miles down the valley in one direction, and within a hundred meters likewise the other direction. At one point the train travelled under a ...
... Cat. We managed to all get seats on the bus to Nuwara Eliya, which could best be described as a roller coaster ride at times, speeding up for bends rather than slowing down. We got off at Mackwoods tea plantation that offered free tours, and after about a 15 min tour by one of the guides we ended up in the cafe, very simple menu of white tea, black tea and chocolate cake. The tea was free and the cake just cost 60rs we did have to wait a while to get served, probably because ...
... because it felt so good not to be lost anymore. The views from the peak were stunning, and we had the top all to ourselves. In fact, from when we shook our would-be guides, we didn't see another soul until our descent. This made the experience even more special. We basked on the rocks at the top for 40 minutes or so (Dennis taking dozens of pictures in the process), then made our way back down the mountain to our next hike.
We walked back ...
... far. Our driver was fantastic and his friendly nature made the afternoon a pleasure. As the sun dropped we headed back,being in Sri Lanka's highest town was becoming evident as the wind was howling through the tuk tuks naked frame. We organised the driver to take us to Horton national park In the morning at the spritely time off 6am for the 10km circuit hike through the hills. With this all in the bag we were dropped off and had dinner at our hotel in the beautiful old dinning ...