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... at the entrance’s gate. Without being over crowded, many people were already on site.
A meeting point and time was given by Sam and then we split up, each one of us going our own separate way.
And In less than half an hour, I was back to square one after having walked all around.
... however spelled] for dessert. Discrete jokes about group members and some music trivia were the order of the day for the B Team. Must ask Lucas about karaoke options for the last two sets of places .
Back up for a nightcap. Asked which of the other gals would not need a mask for Halloween. The obvious number was six ie all of them, Ray coming around to agreeing with me.
A bit more lobby wifi, giving up to fatigue before 2300.
... our first "tourist destination" was a golf course, which we couldn't go in so we just stopped on the road outside for about two minutes and watched other people play golf. Hmm. Next was a movie studio but that was closed because of a strike. Hmmmm. Next was a small woodland. That was it. Just lots of trees. Next, believe it or not, was a hill. Just a hill with some mediocre views. Our day ...
... one which was the best I'd ever done. I'm sorely tempted as I write this to head to the end-point Munnar and give it a crack on an Enfield. I found a rental place and took them through my newly devised bike hire checklist:
1. Horn - pass
2. Brakes - pass
3. Helmet that provided some chance of surviving a spill - pass
4. Mirrors - fail, but after a short but emphatic conversation, pass
...And I was on my way. I headed ...
... traffic of mostly trucks and buses competing for space around what must have been over 2 dozen hairpin turns. Throw into the mix a few monkeys, goats, donkeys, people walking along the side of the road, dangerously close to the edge of those steep declines and you have a 45km journey that took nearly 4hrs.
And to contrast all of this, some of the most beautiful scenery. Lush, green mountains with rocky outcrops, indented with small villages and ...