Munnar, India, Feb 2001
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Tea estates at 4500 feet elevation.
Market scene in Munnar, Feb 2001
Flowers for sale at the Munnar market
CJ bargains professionally for fruit
Our first walk through the tea estates
Chris contemplating the great weather up here in the mountains
the view as we begin our walk through a huge tea estate
further along as we smell the scent of fresh tea
tea plants close up
acres of tea!
miles of tea!
tea forever! and the smell is awesome!
After an hour, we came upon a settlement of worker families,
a holiday dinner was in progress.
We were sat down and fed, then comes the pictures!
the final group shot - all the men - Indian style
Daisy the cow comes to visit me and Chris at
the guest house where we stayed in Munnar
Daisy poses carefully for CJ
Chris, relaxing at our guest house
Chris, relaxing on the roof of our guest house
Playing an Indian board game with our host and other guests
On our second walk, we entered a cardomom plantation
close up of cardomom pods and flowers at the base of
the ten foot tall plants.
Dr. Chris examines the cardomom flowers and pods.
Laundry dries in the sun as we walk through the cardomom
plantation into the tea estate.
Walking after several hours, we came upon this snake
in a gully running through the tea plants. It was probably
a cobra, as they are common in the area.
The snake is about six feet long in all
Some estate workers insist on the mandatory photo with
Walking into a tea workers settlement, we found ourselves
in a schoolyard. CJ speaks with the kids.
While Chris takes pics...
A large waterfall on the estate runs under a bridge.
Another waterfall in the distance
The distant waterfall shrinks as we climb out of the estate
We take a pic of ourselves on the road out of the estate.
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