Hi again, sorry this has taken so long but his nibs says there's been no why phi. Now you may also ask, "Why phi?" and indeed I did, but he says it's wifi and without it we can't connect to the internet. So anyway here we were in Cochin and we had wifi at last so we tried to stay in touch, but failed and now we're home and he has no excuse.
After staying in our lovely cabin for fewer days than we all would have wanted we moved on again to a place called Wayanad. It's up in them that hills. The place itself was called Tranquil, and it was really lovely. We got to chill out a bit - well in so far as you can when it's 35C or more.
On our only full day there we went for a long walk - well, before he says it - the staff walked and we rode in splendour. We walked through the coffee plantation and we could see far far away across the fantastic hills of Kerala.
At one point we had a lovely viewpoint with picker knicker tables, so Zeke and I sat down and waited for our food. But there wasn't any!!!!! The staff said that we had huge breakfast of dosas and scrumptious masala sauce, with freshly squeezed pineapple juice and lovely coffee, so we didn't need a picker knicker, and we had to admit that multiple meals with multiple courses meant we really didn't need any snackerals, but still, being bears....
" A Pilly"
Now run it all together and you get, "Athirapilly"
Athira-pilly, Athirapilly, Athirapilly. It's not really that hard, but I do spray a bit when I say it. Not really, well done.
Athirapilly is famous for its waterfalls and in the picture above we're sitting on our hotel balcony with the falls in the background.
We had a tosplore and we found another nephalent to be friends with. It had a funny head, but it was just right for both of us to sit on. Little did we know that riding a real nephalent would be much more tociting, but you''l just have to watch this space.
So I put my (slightly atremble) arm around his shoulders and we both felt much safer. That's what friends are for.
Finally he jumped into Alan's bag and I got to be a brave bear an had my own photo taken. You can see that there were THREE waterfalls and we were rather near the one on the left!
Well, that was the end of our tocitement, but there had been some earlier, 'cos on our way out we met some new friends!
Well, Alan and Ann just laughed at that and Ann said, "They're not a monster boys they are Malabar Giant Squirrels." They're just have a bit of fun. Now I've seen squirrels, but these were HUGE. They are about twice the body length of a european squirrel and that tail can be nearly two feet long!
Aren't they lovely, and much bigger than ickle bears like us.
Well, that's enough tocitement for this time. In our next instalment you'll get to see us riding on a real nephalent! Stay tuned.
Jock and Zeke