Hill Country Holiday Resort Lovedale
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The intention was to get the steam train from Metupalayam up the hill to Ooty, but we had not managed to secure tickets.
So after a hectic dash to a hotel we set about inquiring about tickets.
"Go see the Station Manager" the hotel assured us - "He will get you on the train".
So off we troupe to the ...
... with hot water from a bucket with a jug before crawling into bed in jumpers, leggings, pyjamas and 2 pairs of socks and shiver ourselves to sleep. We were also sent to bed by the security guard (who used to live in Surrey) at 11pm each night.
We decided to take this opportunity to visit the tea estate that my great grandparents had lived on. After googling, we discovered a vague address and set a day aside to go looking. The day dawned rainy ...
... 8217;s the way I like it. Unfortunately Mr Gillies fitted into this category.
I polity said we were not sure on our plans and would let him know about maybe doing a day trip later. We then wondered into town and had a look around, we ended up in a rather nice spot where there were some old colonial buildings and well-kept gardens, there was also a smart hotel in the area. We have learnt smart hotels means one very import thing, they always servers ...
... and a bit cloudy, one would advise to put a sun tan lotion on ... unaware or oblivious that the sun is hiding behind the clouds, Scotty and I sat on a bench in the gardens reading our books... well Scotty's no longer a white boy... :o)
For next day we booked trekking with a guide through our Guest house. We got picked up just before 9am and after 18 km of walking through beautiful tea plantations ...
... why he had gone from serving presidents in Delhi to running a dump of a shop in a provincial capital like Ooty, but I'm sure that if I had asked he would have had a good explanation.
Right near his shop it appears that a Domino's Pizza restaurant is about to open, bringing civilization to the Nilgiri Mountains.
On my way to the night market, I was accosted by a couple of beggars: an older man and a child. But my experience and instinct told ...