The last few days have been tough. Tough not because we could not find what we wanted to film, but because it has been raining almost non-stop and because of the high altitudes, it has been bloody cold too. To make matters worse, our cameras froze up – both my still camera and the Sony XDCAM video camera. Both the cameras could not take the continuous 98% humidity, wetness, and I guess, partly the cold. Both of them are back in order now, but not up to their full capacity. We are going ahead, but these things slow you down quite a bit. The dirty and wet shoes, seats, shirts are not making things any easier.
We spent a few days in Munnar and then the last few days at Valparai. Paul has been diligent enough to post about our experiences in each of these places, so I will just link to his blog – Munnar, Munnar to Valparai and Valparai.
After this, we will head back to Bangalore for a day or so and then continue the second leg of our journey up along the Malabar Coast.