Hill Country Holiday Resort Lovedale
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... s the thing; The reason I'm happy to pay for guided walks rather than wandering off on my own (apart from my utter lack of a sense of direction and thus my tendency to get very very lost) is the guide's knowledge. This guy didn't have a ******* clue. Either that or he didn't give a flying ****, one of the two. Every question we asked him he just shrugged and said, "I don't know." I mean, it was a nice enough walk. The first part of it, we might as ...
... up beside me and scare me out of my wits. Interesting tidbit. The retreat will not let you walk alone at night by yourself. A "guard" of sorts comes to your door to escort you to the restaurant area or anywhere else for that matter. It's not for the leopards or moneys or boars, but really for the elephants and bears. They will traipse around at dusk/dawn in their usual business and encountering a human can be some bad business. Elephants, whom I equate to Moose in the US are a ...
... as it gave a kind of social history of the town around the 19th Century: Master of the Hounds, Captain in the 36th European Regiment, 18 y o lost at sea, two children dying aged 3 and 6 months – the latter clearly being a replacement for the first. Hard times and easy times.
The Botanical Gardens were not particularly good: David and I were interviewed by some roving reporter about why we were there and what did ...
... is just good, as they traverse though the core areas and water holes of the region. The sightings was very good as you see in the post.
After an eventual safari we came to the TTDC canteen for our lunch which was vegitarian and excellent thali whhich was as good as home cooked after an hearty meal we left for a day out towards OOTY.
As we left the town of Masinagudi we took the beautiful ghats ...
... how to get to the estate or at least the village it was in. We were asking in a shop when the woolly hat man popped up behind us, it turns out he was a postman in the area and knew where everything was. He told us to get a bus to the village (Aravanu) and from there it was very easy, just ask anyone. We went up to ask the buses which one it was and he ran up behind us again taking us to the right one! He climbed on board, gave us strict directions for when we ...