The Mountain Heavens
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... through 8ft high crops for about 5 minutes and then through jungle land that the farmer was showing us through, only to then start climbing (I mean really climbing) up a mountain.... If the cobras didn't kill me, this climbing was definitely going to. After about 20 minutes of climbing, we got to a point where there was a herd of cows - yes, cows, how lovely - on the middle of this mountain, and they were literally sliding down toward us. Sheer panic set in. The farmer then ...
... as many tourists as locals during my stay. This might be a suitable moment to comment on my fellow travellers. As I am here during the off-season it has not at any point felt over-run. Mostly I would say, people travel independently, many with their own driver for the entire trip, which was not something I fancied. Having witnessed some astonishingly stilted lunch and dinner conversations with drivers at adjoining tables ('So, you have never left ...
... looking at we can see why!
After a few pics we headed back into Ella and over to the train station to book our train tickets in the observation carriage tomorrow and cheekily got the last 2 tickets while the people in the queue behind us paid double for non-observation.......hopefully the recommendation of the observation carriage will be well worth it and we will have some fantastic views tomorrow!!
Then we stopped for a spot ...
... for my friend but his mood soon sours as we see the storm clouds crest the adjacent mountain and we are no where near the top. It becomes a mad dash to make it up before we get drenched again. Even though we brought the ponchos we left them locked in the scooter. We reach the top, get a few great photos, check out the prayer flags and rush down with just enough time to scoop out the ponchos.
With most of the day still ahead we ride through ...
... down a steep incline to get to terra firma.
I then followed the train track (along with a lot of others – tourists coming from the town and going to the waterfall or, further, Ella Rock – and locals) for about 20 minutes until I had a better view of the waterfall. I met another English lady en-route so we went along together comparing notes on our travels etc. Luckily there were locals around ...