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Today's ride takes us via the Galle and the Old Fort to Koggala. Our ride starts us through Bentota where there has been a little civil unrest between the Muslims and the Sinhalese, so a noticeable build up of military is evident. It is an unusual sight (for us anyway) to see camo clad guys holding AKs. The unrest started, and quelled quickly …
... in all their glory. To my dissapointment we continued to keep driving the tuk tuk driver barely batting an eyelid (all the tuk tuk drivers are normally so adamant to stop along the way so they can earn themselves a decent tip). I just sat there in hope that when we drove through Weligama there would be more stilt fisherman for us to stop and marvel at. However this was not the case as ...
... of hanging in the doorway watching bay after bay of golden sand and surf judder by was bliss. We grinned all the way. And man oh man, the food here is good!!! My favourite food is unsurprisingly the unhealthiest: 'short eats' are little deep fried take-away snacks. They can be anything from home made samosas to small chilli donuts, to chickpea and corn balls deep fried in spicy chilli oil. When you sit down somewhere for a drink they will often bring ...
... mentioned that it was not economically viable considering the number of hours put in. A skill introduced by the Dutch/Portuguese ladies, it presently flourishes only under Government patronage or under NGOs who are trying to keep the art alive .The view of the cricket grounds from the fort is awesome. And of course the India Ocean, a deep blue, makes you want to stay on. Shakheel dropped us off at the light-house with a parting word of advice not to eat in the Galle ...
... although the town feels deserted even though the shore is packed with guesthouses. It feels a but eerie but we can't work out why. We wonder further along the coast. The guide book had said that many guesthouses were built in anticipation of the hordes of tourist that have yet to arrive. We wondered if we had come to the right beach but decided to sleep on it and see how we felt the next day. A good night sleep and some research later we decide to stick around for at least ...