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Travel Blogs from Ahangama
... off the beach
which they perch on and fish from. Originally
this was because they were too poor to have boats. They actually pass the post down through
generations and treat the fishing spots as prime real estate. James
and I did not get to take any photos of these men because they were not fishing
in this season. Nowadays many of the
fishermen make money off tourists by posing for pictures but alas no ...
... steep afternoon walk up "lttle Adams Peak" for more panoramic sights. In the evening we party it up at a local restaurnant drinking delicious Lion Lager and munching on a vegetarian pizza and some chocolate banana pancakes. I am afraid to weigh myself! Today and tomorrow will be "beach" days. After that we end up in the capital of Colombo on Thursday and say goodbye to our fun group by noon on Friday. Then I go to the airport and fly to Bangalore, India!!
... the sea to lay her eggs. At first people were getting way too close and stupid people with cameras were shining red lights just before they took a picture but after a while it all calmed down and we were sat on the beach in the dark watching this massive turtle make her way round the beach trying to find a good place to lay her eggs. It was lovely. We only paid 1000 rupees each (£5) and could have stayed longer than just seeing that one turtle but decided to leave as we felt we ...
... and get him to lower more but he wasn’t that daft- nice try Jim. We had our own little beach cove right in front of or bungalow. I did wonder whether it was maybe a little too close considering the tsunami hit the coast line of Polhena and caused extensive damage which is still pretty obvious everywhere.
The plan was only to stay one night in Polhena but because we had such a good room and we were the only people staying there we decided to stay another night. ...
... our dinner in the balmy night air that for once seemed completely bug free. The food was delicious—we chased our entrée with a delicious home-made lime cake--and the company the best it could have been (thank you Nancy).
If anyone is visiting Unawatuna, we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this lovely restaurant and hotel, with only five bedrooms and an immaculate shared bathroom at only 500 rupees a night. Check out ...