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The plan to get to Ooty was via the "Toy Train" which is a narrow gauge steam train running from Mettupalayam with great views out onto the hills, however, because of the great view and holidays in Tamil Nadu it gets pretty booked up so we only managed to get waitlist tickets. Despite this, we optimistically left Coimbatore at 5:30am via taxi to …
... a family we had stayed with almost 30 years ago. He was a very humble man and full of interesting stories. He's going to try and arrange a trip to Australia for dad on one of his ships later in the year and has shown an interest in hydroponics which could prove to be very interesting.
You come to almost expect to meet such humble and friendly people in this country. You meet so many kind and happy souls here ...
... like a modern day shepherd. Though, I have to say, it doesn't look modern day at all. He is wearing a dhoti and is dark and old and wizened. He is in charge of the goats all day long. Following them around, leading them this way and that, making sure their well being is safe. I'm amused and exhilerated and threatened all at once. Amused because our worlds are colliding. Exhilerated because I'm seeing and interacting with a part of society that I rarely get to interact with. We ...
... we should go and spend the day with our friends and then come back, we could then do his activities the day after. I told him that all the arrangements had been made and unfortunately this was not an option. Soon after I returned to the room to finish packing there was a knock on the door, sure enough Mr Gillies was standing there so I invited him in. He was then very persistent about us staying, in my most diplomatic manner I told him we had had a very pleasant stay but ...
... was even more spectacular than the one up.
We criss-crossed the mountain railway, now with World Heritage protection, that runs up to Ooty and stopped en route at Coonoor to have a look at the train. Strolling through the station and over the tracks we managed to gain access to the engine shed – all coal dust and oil stains, to see some of the
maintenance work in progress – primitive but fascinating.