Galway Forest Lodge
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... we were then forced (and I do mean forced) to visit a silk shop. Yesterday when we drove past, Manoj asked if we would like to go, wrap ourselves up in some "very nice" silk and take photos. I said we would rather not. So he asked again today, and I said we still don't want to go. So he responded with "I need to go to bank so you go in just for 5-10 minutes it is very nice". Tim offered to stay in the car. No we must not, we must go inside. ...
... ride, but sadly things got worse in
transit (backwards-facing) and she saw more of the toilet than the beautiful
views on offer from the carriage. Fortunately, we had decided to splash out on
luxury accommodation called Ella Flower Garden Resort, which had a panoramic
view of Ella Rock and the valley. Beckie stayed in, getting our money’s worth,
while I set off to climb Ella Rock at pace with Led Zepp on the iPod stopping
only to chat to local farmers and ...
... wasn't great today, with some cloud and haze obstructing the full viewing potential from this point. I follow the trail a little longer before arriving at "The Worlds End". The drop off is exponentially greater than Small Worlds End, measuring in at 1200 meters. That's a long way down! So, I sit on the edge, to see what "The Worlds End" looks like in Sri Lanka... It doesn't look like an end I want to meet, but it doesn't look bad.. A steep gorge like ...
... just 800 rupees, or about $6 USD per person. Given that our new London home charges about $75 USD for high tea, AND The Grand Hotel's tea is an all-you-can-eat buffet of pastry deliciousness, it becomes quite obvious as to why this was a necessary stop on our itinerary.
We were seated at a picnic table with a wonderful Belgian couple- and bizarrely, one of the men was a bald, cat-loving, well-traveled chef, so we had much in common ...
... and forests of eucalypts. Occasionally, a large waterfall could be seen cascading down steep rock banks into the valley floor below. As we levelled out the terraced farmland and small villages reappeared. The conductor arrived and checked our tickets. Luckily, we had searched and found ours earlier. We stopped at our first station which was little more than a raised section of earth that the driver drew the 3rd class level with so the passengers could climb aboard. Setting ...