Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel
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- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Non-smoking rooms
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Thursday 09 April...
Woke early in Hikkaduwa, packed up our backpacks (which we are doing ever so swiftly now) and left our hotel to walk the dusty path to the bus stop........was told by every bus conductor that their bus didn't go to Unawatuna and we need the next one until an English speaker took pity on us explaining that we first go to …
... the heinous error of trying to change some currency - he was filtered into a queue and not seen again for about half an hour. He seemed a broken man when he returned!
We got a tuk tuk into Unawatuna and the driver told us that the President was soon to arrive in Galle. There was an election soon and he was on the campaign trail. As I said, it was only 4km into Unawatuna, so our trip didn't take long and we were soon at a guesthouse that we ...
Up early and ready to leave Mirissa. Time is flying by. After breakfast, we arranged a tuk tuk for 9am to take us along the coast to another beach - Unawatuna. The drive took an hour, I wasn't expecting it to take so long. Past lots and lots of beaches. Some of them were in jungle, others were long stretches of sand. The Sri Lankan stilt fishermen are famous - everytime you see photos of Sri Lanka, always the ...
... tide on the spring equinox full moon, has eroded a lot of the beach and started destroying the cafes & restaurants built on the beach. The 2004 tsunami had already removed much of the sand and rocks in the bay that ...
... they were small dolphins with 3 bands of colour running horizontally along their bodies. My guess, they were named spinners because they really rocketed around, jumping, spinning, diving. They'd soon left us way behind.
On our quest for whales again, the boat was pointed towards the sun. The heat built, the swift breeze had dropped, and we all started to melt, the boat's motion had sent most of the passengers to sleep! This is how the next few hours went.