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... is the moving seats which could do with a bit more movement and maybe more rumbling, so I'm guessing the fifth must be the kids' bubbles they blow into the room. It's good though. In testament to its effectiveness, Andreas ducked more than once.
Then there was the Vortex. Oh. My. God. It's a spinning tunnel of light and as soon as you step onto the walkway you fall left. I'm 99% sure the walkway is level, but the spinning lights make you think ...
... into the jeep with my faithful mustachioed companion and his everpresent younger teen companion. I actually got TWO teen companions. Just in case there are elephants. We were armed with a 4 ft stick.
I hate that I forgot my guide's name (so should I just call him "mustachio"?), so Mustachio opted out of my multi-hour trek in favor of shuttling the jeep around to the end terminus, leaving the 19 and 25 year old boys/men to meander alongside me. Or so they thought. I ...
... travelling at an average of 10 km/hr no drafts. Ostensibly for safety reasons.
Eventually we all find our seats, which are quite tiny but not too bad for me. Off we go and expect to reach Coonoor in just over 3 hrs. Temperature is hot and atmosphere humid. Travelling so slow, you do get to see some beautiful vistas: mainly down valleys and up into the mountains.
We stop twice on the way to Coonoor. Mainly to allow the train to fill up with water. ...
... the alpha male – carefully stepping over the bushes to reach the next batch of weeds. He was tiptoeing through them like a ballet dancer en pointe! (Maybe he was worried about the vipers)
I forgot to say, that all the men (with the exception of Philip ) went into Coimbatore to play cricket, so it was just the women, Philip, our driver and the housekeeper Dhas who witnessed The Invasion of the Tea Field. I came inside for coffee ...
So onwards down South and my aims was to visit the beautiful british colonial hill station called Ooty which had a toy train, spice gardens and similarities to Englands lake distrcit.
Our first stop however was Coimbatore which is where the sleeper bus took us and from there we went straight to Ooty. We arrived in the cold, rainy and wet hilly mountains in ...