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... does put a massive buzz inside me, with all the smiles hellos and waves you receive just walking down the street. Obviously some are there to get money from you, but for every money grabber (and who can blame them) there's a genuine person ready to throw some positive balance at you. Like giving them more money than you should have and them returning half of it back to you. Good karma.
We didn't do a great deal ...
... speak the same language, but are able to gesture and smile enough to laugh about the big black goat on my front porch who enjoying the shade and chewing his cud agreeably while shying away from me with mild concern. Threatened because this was "my" cottage. "My" retreat and "my" glass window where they could peep in at any time. (Oh, dear. I think I sent my parents for a loop at that statment!). No! no one peeped! My decency and modesty are still intact! ;) But, it's disconcerting ...
... the last leg was completed by diesel and we arrived really interested in what would find in Ooty
Our Ooty Train poem (to a steam train rhythm)
We're chugging along on a steam train to Ooty.
The seats are a bit firm, now I've a pain in my booty.
We're in "general" 'cos we're not snooty,
Having great fun on the noisy train to Ooty. ...
... we decided to put it off for a few hours and settled in for coffee and James Bond. The rain eventually turned to drizzle so we went for it...walked down to the bus stand and ran around getting soaked, trying to find the right bus, everyone seemed to give us conflicting information but we finally found it, got ourselves a seat and set off, only to be dripped on from the roof everytime we went uphill. We reached Kotagiri, the town nearest the estate, and ...
... were made up and we were leaving. He then insisted on driving us to our new hotel – Lauren was horrified when I agreed to this! When we arrived we disappeared as soon as we could after I shook his hand, he then stayed and was talking to the hotel manager of this hotel for quite some time, I have no idea what about? I felt sorry for the man and it was a very uncomfortable situation - definitely no more warm, friendly hoteliers thank you!
The next day we went ...