After all the day's experiences in and around Cherrapunjee we went for a picnic at a very special location:
This is a giant monolith rising from the plains below the Meghalaya highlands. The monolith is known locally as the cocktail shaker (easy to see why) and behind it is a good view to the Bangladeshi plains below. However it was a pretty hazy afternoon, so I couldn't get any good pictures of Bangladesh. It is however interesting to see how the hills just suddenly stop to give way to the endless plains of Bangladesh. In the monsoons huge amounts of water from Meghalaya flows down here to the plains causing both growth and life and massive floods.
Mark lights a fire while his daughter Neola watches.
Susanna makes herself useful by helping with the food - unlike me just running around taking pictures as usual.
The girls go hunting for tadpoles (haletudser) in a small pond, which is what is leftover from a mighty river roaring down this way towards the plains of Bangladesh in the monsoon.
The hunt for tadpoles gets more intensive: The catch of the day - one little tadpole.