Ooty - Fern Hill, A Sterling Holidays Resort
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So the start of the 2nd week has brought around a change in the weather, in both sences of the phrase. I'm getting the hang of the bearly organised chaos and trusting that despite everything falling apart around me the buses still arrive, the trains get there and the world keeps turning. The monsoons have started to subside and I've managed to get to the west coast and into Kerala. Time to stop rushing about and finally enjoy myself in this maddening ...
... and toothless grannies, over rivers, over rocks. We wandered past packs of dogs and past bleating goats. Our final part was a hike up a mountain. Over short spiky grasses, through bracken and fern, climbing over lichen covered rocks and finally to a rock strewn summit which commanded views of the entire valley and of the walk we had undertaken. It was a beautiful view of rolling mountains decorated with forest and a handful of small villages. Mist ...
... then look away, hoping not to be the one put on the spot! One of the Scots stepped up, meanwhile we all watched and critiqued his OSCE skills. Luckily this all happened at the very end of the walk with the bus only a few minutes walk away.
We had just enough energy left at the end of our stroll for 9 medical students who were meant to be in school to go competitive pedallo-ing on the lake back in Ooty town. We did not win, ...
... of how to get his email address: He had told me that he spent a lot of time with the Toda tribespeople, who live just behind the Botanical Garden. So I got the idea to visit those tribespeople and see if I could find some of the people he hung out with. I figured that he would have left his email address with these people as he got quite close to them during his several weeks in Ooty.
So, off I went to the Botanical Garden again - this time not paying ...
... jibba jabba check out time, jibba jabba cleaning, jibba jabba bathroom' Quietly packing and almost ready to go, but with gob-almighty continuing to shout, I made the fatal mistake of giving her the international sign for calm down, followed quickly by 'Shut up'. Like a red rag to a bull she found a second wind and threatened to get violent...bags on our backs we scarpered for the bus stop and the first bus out....