Sunday, September 26, 2010

'Twas on a windswept and gloomy day...


... the wanderers stumbled, upon the secret moorland way...

Ok.. maybe not so secret... but this is a long delayed post on the Horton plains trek.



I wasn't sure if I wanted to go at all... unfit as I am, but Darling was willing, and it was somewhere I had never been. So hand in hand we meandered along the pathways between rolling hills, spying occasional swift footed antelope and unidentified birds wheeling across the featureless sky.

The eye could see almost to infinity

quiet stream amongst the greenery

The wonderful panoramas took my breath away... and somehow, I managed the 7km with my breath intact.


Towards the beginning of the trek...

rolling hillside

Lone tree as the mist rolls in


Baker's falls was another beautiful sight... wish I could have taken some better pics.

Cascades

White water

On the way back, we came a cross an unusual piece of flora Indecentus hurrius, often mistaken for pink cotton ladies' underwear. This was spotted as we passed a pathway leading, no doubt, to a cosy nook.

Someone sure would have been in a hurry!


It was definitely an experience I want to have again. maybe next time, we can stay over at N'Eliya and have a leisurely journey back, without worrying about the darkness or the mist.

Am happy...



10 comments:

Dee said...

i love HP :D nice..must go again. once i read a book by some british hunter and there is a hand drawn illustration of a deer leaping through baker's falls while he hunted it. cool...

Chavie said...

Beautiful pictures. I'm ROFLing at the Indecentus hurrius, seems like an endemic subspecies or something! ;)

Me-shak said...

Ha ha, lol at the hurry picture , Beautiful pictures "Angel" :D I love the black and white one. Looking forward for more.

Cheers!

Hoot-a-Toot said...

This is one of fav places ever. I've been there thrice and loved the walk every time.
Thanks for missing me. Was busy at work and no time to blog at home :( I missed you all too...

Jack Point said...

Wow, never had an experience quite like that before.

In my case I have occasional questions that I wonder about when I'm awake, but about situations that I can't quite remember and may well have been only dreamt about...

Maybe you are working too hard.

Gadgetgirl said...

lovely picture and lovely place. must go must go

Whacko said...

Hur hur at the indecent flora.iv never been there myself! looking forward to it

Knatolee said...

What a GORGEOUS spot!

Gallicissa said...

LOL at the Indecentus hurrius.

Chavie, I doubt it is endemic.

St. Fallen said...

love the b&w shots
one of them is my wallpaper (: