Centauria Tourist Hotel
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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We are off again, day 3 and everyone is a little tired but in good spirits. We breakfast at 7am then on the bikes around 7.45am. We leave the bustling village and follow the coast road as it wends (thank you Mark E) it's way south through Welligama before turning inland.....and starts climbing. The coast road is a long winding stretch of bitumen …
... Finally an oversize bulging sock of flashing silver appears; sardines, butter fish, barracuda and the occasional sting ray.
Over the weeks that we return to spend time in Tangalle I become familiar with some of the fishermen and their rituals. A catch of over 150kgs or so is considered good. Fish merchants are called and refrigerated vans clog the narrow alley to spirit the fish to market in Colombo. The haggling is intense and aggressive at times, even ...
... to a waterfall where we relaxed perched on the rocks (Paul fell into the river hehe!) and when the rain came we started our trudge back to the starting point. When I say the 'rain came' I mean it POURED, there was water everywhere, the cicadas went mental in the trees around us and the river seemed to fill up before our eyes - quite amazing! Back at the restaurant we tipped the tracker and had a refreshing ginger beer before beginning ...
... book of Asia for. Oh and Liza has just shown me a great picture we took of a Serpent Eagle, a bird that lives on snakes. And yes I know I wrongly capitalise bird names. Sue me. Oh and add Kingfishers and Indian Rollers to the list. And Bee-Eaters of every colour.
After the safari came the hot water arguments and the journey back up to Negombo the next day. More problems. Liza booked a hotel that turned out to be a building site. We ...
... them something or try somehow to make them spend more money. When you disagree with this practice, they sometimes become annoyed, argumentative and even angry and always creates a very unpleasant climate. As a result, one is left with a feeling of entrapment as you feel hostage to what the guide will pull next. I offered Sharon to tag along with her for the next few days and pay the driver for my expenses which were a very large increase over the daily budget I had set at ...