15 February 2017

The Western Ghats of India: Top Station, Munnar

The Western Ghats in southern India are famous for several things, and this is one of those: rain. It was more like drizzle than proper rain, but I still enjoyed it after more than three months of seeing no rain other than a few light spots in Sikkim. This was the second time I'd visited Top Station; the first was the previous day when the almost cloudless sky allowed me wonderful views. Nice to see the place in such different conditions.

Back To Delhi early tomorrow; a day there, then the long journey back to Aotearoa/New Zealand begins. Almost six hours to Beijing, a thirteen-hour layover, then just over twelve hours to Auckland. Then I have to catch an overnight bus to Palmerston North -- and I'm still not back in the Valley.



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11 comments:

Barbara Butler McCoy said...

Oh, this feeds my delight in mystery. Beautiful photo. And after reading about your upcoming travel marathon I will stop fretting over my upcoming flight to California;). Safe travels.

Zhoen said...

sigh

Lisa Emerson said...

A beautiful, evocative image, Pete. Safe travels - and if you need to be picked up from the bus, let us know :-)

pohanginapete said...

Barbara, Zhoen, Lisa: thank you. I'm safely back in Delhi, still struggling to believe my time in India's almost over.

Liz said...

Palmy, probably just as misty and rainy as this.

pohanginapete said...

Liz, I skyped my landlady this morning and she suggested I bring a boat back with me from India.

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AJB said...

I did Cambridge (UK) to London by train then flew to Pudong (Shanghai) to Auckland to Palmerston North in a long day at the end of August last year. After only being off crutches for a couple of days. It's all do-able but ain't much fun at the time. Safe travels.

pohanginapete said...

Thanks Andrew. I managed it, but I don't ever want to do that again. Long haul flights and long layovers and sleeper buses aren't much fun with a vicious respiratory tract infection. I'm on antibiotics and all they're doing is making me feel crook as a dog and apparently not fixing the problem. Nietzsche was wrong — it's not killing me, but it's most definitely not making me stronger.

Jenny Woolf said...

Looks warm, though misty. Great photo.

pohanginapete said...

Thanks Jenny :-)