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... super comfy wooden sun loungers and swimming in the sea.........including the hilarious moment when after Grahame had set up his glorious shot, handed me the go-pro and set off scrambling up the rocks ready for me to take his shot..........only to find on his return that I needed far clearer instructions on using the go-pro as I had taken 90 selfies as I hadn't quite worked out that the lens needs to face the direction you are shooting.......oops......but ...
... sorry if this blog post kind of sucks. I accidentally hit the delete button and lost the entire thing when I was at the point of proof reading it last week. I guess that is how you learn to not write novels on "notes" since you cannot save it. I also learned that I might want to unclog my cloud and have notes backed up periodically. Ah well being slow means one is always learning though unfortunately that dreaded affliction called a.g.e. (right Catherine?) seems to always be one step ...
... serene and the monks happy to see us and show us around. The first one is impressive because of its tree and the frescos on the inside, the second because it feels as if it was carved inside the rock. There are red face monkeys to greet us and we watch locals lighting incense and candles. The Lumbini tea factory is a winner. First we get a free tour and some tea, which is way better value than most places that charges you and gives you nothing. The tour is so ...
... the evening sunshine and the waves lapping at our feet (I told you that the bars had encroached a long way onto the beach!). Somehow, it got really late really quickly and we found ourselves sitting in the bar at gone 1 am, despite the fact that they were supposed to shut at midnight. We got one last drink and made our way down to the sea for an experience that none of us will ever forget. The night sky was an absolute picture as we waded into the warm waters ...
... sun, chess, cards and frisbee through the day. Sunset frisbee followed by sunset beers. Quick shower and then evening food before a night time film.
We did venture into the local town for the ATM and had a wander checking out the life, markets and rice & curry - also very very good - and had a day trip to Galle.
All in all very relaxing week which was a great way to finish my time in Asia and lovely to do so with Marco.