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Travel Blogs from Hikkaduwa
... we watched it floundering round in the surf. It seemed a little lost and kept paddling out of the sea and floundering on the beach. We gently turned it round and nudged it back into the sea...repeatedly. The daft turtle kept coming back to shore and we about to give up when a local guy came to help. He pointed out that this wasn't a turtle it was a redhead terapin and they don't live in the sea. It had been washed in from a nearby river. We ...
... through! No sigh of mine however, so I had to hop and run through the burning sand and tarmac to get some more.
Hikkuduwa has a lot of surf schools, and some pretty nice looking waves, so I thought I'd have a go. The waves that look nice from the shore were actually brutally strong, and I spent a lot of time inside the washing machine! After a couple of lessons I was successfully surfing the slow white water that comes after ...
Today has been crazy. It's only going to get busier from the sounds of it, but I'll try and post one a day. Sooo, today was our first proper day. Early start, we went out in to Hikkaduwa. I've got some GoPro footage of the traffic and the streets... It's utterly insane. How people don't die more often on these roads is beyond me. We saw people walking along rail tracks when we first arrived yesterday and thought they were crazy - it's actually safer to do that than ...
... wave, that managed to rip up 2km of track, leaving a scene of twisted metal, bone and bloody carnage in it's wake.
We move on to a small converted house, that now contains a photographic documentation of the day the Tsunami hit this part of Sri Lanka, it's after effects and the rebuilding of a nation. This has to be the most tragic series of photographs, that I've ever seen, most of which were taken and/or retrieved from people who saw events unfold as they actually happened. ...
... to bursting and overstress the A/C system and take an extra hour or so for the journey. But the scenery was good and we were able to see some of the beach communities we would later visit. When we got to Unawatuna two and a half hours later we were very hungry. We grabbed a jumbo tuk tuk to our hotel, the Sea View Bungalows. We piled our bags into the office and fell into the restaurant for a very late, well deserved lunch.
But lunch took over an hour ...
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking