A misty morning light is streaming perfectly through these adversarial looking trees on the Mysore Road in Kattikulam.
We had planned to go to Ooty for a trip on the steam mountain railway, but Ian was unwell, so in a change of plan, we abandoned Ian to the mercies of the hotel staff and headed for a wildlife reserve instead.
Maybe when we visit Kerala again in November it will be third time lucky in my attempt to travel up the mountain on a steam train.
Ian recovered with a little tea and lots of sympathy.
Hmmm…… no, on reflection it was lots of tea, and very little sympathy.