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... we bought two Banks Premium beers from them.
We took our beer to the next tent where an old man offered us a chair. We took him up on his offer and sat there at that early morning hour to drink our beer. The man was probably in his 60's. He had a long beard and long hair. On first glance, one may have steered clear, but he was a very nice man. We very much enjoyed talking with him.
One of the stories he shared ...
... see the embers. Luckily, many of the structures nearby are made of concrete block with metal roofs, so there were no other fires in the area.
As the fire died down we decided to call it a day.
The next morning, Phagwah, we both dressed for colors. Each of us had on a white top. That is like shouting for others to pelt you with colors.
Mid-morning, we headed to the Indian Cultural Centre. Unfortunately, I ...
... After the fourth mill, the now dry pulp (called bagasse) moves up a tall conveyor on its way to the steam boilers.
Mr. Henry informed us that everything in the plant is run by either steam or self-generated electricity. This is a very "green" plant.
The dry bagasse heads to the boilers as the liquid (called juice) heads to the refining process. At the two boilers the bagasse fuel is fed in near the top. The boilers are nearly ...
This morning I rolled out of bed at 05:00. Why on a Saturday? That's just my deal, Saturday, Thursday, Thanksgiving Day; a sort of curse.
I knew I had to go to Nigel's Supermarket to stock up on a few things. I got one cup of coffee down and decided I would immediately head out to see what I might discover as Georgetown began rising to life once again. It was pushing 06:00.
I drove around for a while. As I was heading west on ...
... hear the falls. The view from the first of the three lookouts (boy scout's view) was stunning. The falls are 250m high, 120m wide in the wet (only 80ish during our visit). Millions of litres of water cascade over them every second. Spray from the falls makes the entire gorge beautifully green. I stood on an overhanging rock near the falls for a photo; 500m to the ground with no rails - frightening! The second ...