Today is our last day in this little piece of paradise. Yesterday we caught a tuk tuk up into the hills to do a cooking class and have dinner in the sister hotel to the one we’re staying in on the beach. The chef tells me what all the spices are for and informs me… Continue reading End of Sri Lankan idyll
Today’s diary entry read “massages”. That’s all. But don’t think we’re just idly sitting around before and after those massages. No siree bob. There’s plenty of activity going on here. First, there’s breakfast. Then a swim. Then the aforementioned massages. Followed by a walk along the beach. A conversation with a passing dog. There seem… Continue reading Sybaritic day
We are really getting in touch with nature on this holiday. Today we got up at 5.15 a.m to drive down the coast to see the blue whales. It was a tiring but wonderful morning. We saw the sun rise and motored out to sea with another five or six whale watching craft. After an… Continue reading Blue whales
About a half hour drive from our hotel is a huge fresh water lake called Koggala Lake. It was nice to be out on the water in the middle of nature after our sybaritic air -conditioned life style at our hotel. We tootled around the mangroves looking at the abundant bird life and just enjoying… Continue reading Koggala lake trip
We caught a tuk tuk about twenty minutes from our hotel to visit a tea plantation. It’s funny that we should be visiting a tea plantation as neither Tom nor I really like tea. But as tea is one of Sri Lanka’s main crops and exports it seemed sensible to see how it’s grown and… Continue reading Handunugoda tea estate
The story of an egg hopper in pictures. This morning our breakfast consisted of fried eggs in rice flour cases accompanied by chicken curry and coconut sambal. Yum! The end.
Up at 5.45 a.m for the two and a half hour drive to the elephant reserve. Our hotel provided us with a smooth car and driver – a step up from yesterday’s tuk tuk adventure – and four pieces of fruit, a cup cake and a bottle of water. This was pre breakfast. When we… Continue reading Udawalawa elephant safari