"If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty."Japanese Proverb
I'm incredibly unavailable at present and have not the time to inundate you with my customary volume of words, so I'll just throw out a bunch of pictures your way. But if that old chestnut rings true, then these eight pictures are worth a grand total of eight-thousand words.
Anyhow, I think I'll still need to fill you in on the context of these photographs - so that's what I'll do.
During our super-relaxing week at Ooty, I decided to yank the Long-Suffering Girlfriend™ out of her blissful vacationer's stupor by convincing her to go on a day trip to the neighboring hamlet of Coonoor. There, we rode a tiny bus 12 kilometres out into the semi-wilderness of the Nilgiri mountains where we got off our ride - just like that - in the middle of nowhere with not even a bus-stop in sight. At this point, she had no choice but to trek uphill all the way back to Coonoor with me. If you thought that that sounds incredibly similar to what I put her through at Maxwell Hill - well, I'm just consistently psychotic that way.
On the upside, these are some of the mind-blowing landscapes we got out of it,
It was fortuitous that on our
This one is my favourite,
I'll stop writing for now. Enjoy the rest.
Anyway, the real reason I dragged Phoebe all the way out here was actually to visit a popular view point called the Dolphin's Nose,
Look into the photograph below and check out the spectacular Catherine Falls on the far side of the mountain,
The bluish mist is apparently what gave the mountain range its name: Nilgiri. It literally means "Blue Mountain".
So, how do you like them apples?
Chief photographic officer,
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