The Hulls don't use the suite themselves. I'm sure that this goes back to the days when they were partners in the plantation with another couple, who lived at Madan full-time, and slept in the crow's nest. Larry and Aarlie still sleep in the same downstairs bedroom that they started using in those days. The suite has a bedroom with a big round bed, a separate room that was probably originally intended to be a study and a bathroom. The bedroom has windows on three sides. You have to understand that it's built on top of a big house that's in turn built on a big hill. Sorry that we don't have a photo taken from the suite. You'll have to use your imagination based on the photo taken of the house from across the coffee fields. By the way, Judy is pretending to be a security guard there at the gate!
Saturday morning we got up and had freshly-roast peaberry coffee (if you don't know what peaberry is, you won't be impressed anyway) on the verandah, along with fruit, toast and cereal. Then we were off for a stroll around the plantation, along with some of the Hull's delightful employees. I'll just caption the photos.
In the picture we are in front of the rock structure where the caves are located.
The first cave I saw was very small, just a bit of a cleft, with a lower area extending back a few feet, but the second one extended further. By crawling in a little way, I could see into a chamber that would have been big enough for me to sit up in, but not stand.
We went back to the house to wash up and have some lunch (along with some more of the great Madan coffee) before heading home.
All photos by Aarlie Hull.