Buzzing with excitement and carrying rucksacks and packed lunches a boisterous group of boys from Glenrock and Inters dorm travelled out to Glenmorgan tea estate on Saturday 28th April 2012. As welcome guests of Mr. & Mrs. Vadera (ex-Hebron parents and friends of the school) we gathered on the rolling lawns of the bungalow, amidst flower beds festooned with a colourful array of blooms and revelled in the refreshing green tea served so hospitably to us all.
Later our party reluctantly left this relaxing scene to enjoy a stiff climb up the nearby hills, grateful for an opportunity to explore this beautiful region which is also home to the famous kurinjee flower. As we stopped to catch our breath we were able to look down over the pristine tea covered hills and see the shimmering roof of the tea factory and the glorious monkey puzzle tree a clear landmark of the bungalow we had so recently left. As the boys snaked along in single file they were suddenly obscured from sight by clouds which looked like soft cotton wool as they drifted over the hills. Soon the view of a nearby lake was totally hidden and we found ourselves walking in the clouds. We climbed to the top of the ridge where the relentless clouds kept us from seeing the coveted view of the plains below. Delicious chicken buns and fruit all quickly disappeared as we savoured a short rest in the quiet of the hills, hemmed in by the fluffy blanket of cloud before making a rapid decent. Our bus ride soon took us back into the rowdy town overflowing with tourists and traffic blocked streets, a stark contrast to the serenity of the Glenmorgan hills.