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A comfortable nights stay at "Mountain Garden Guesthouse" (strangely named as it's not on a hill nor in a garden) made for a relaxed start to the day. The days events were slow to say the least as my caffeine withdrawal had kicked in hard and I was like a zombie. Ushered along by Kate's motivation and energy we decided to splurge out and book a …
After a long day of bus riding we arrived in Mirissa just as sun was setting. We needed to find accomadation and was lucky to get some right on the beach. Mirissa is in the south which means that at this time of year it's off season, this meant that only a handful of tourists were about and only a few restaurants we open. We really liked it here, no sandflies was a winner for ...
... lunch while they repair the leaking toilet cistern, all the time tortured by the view of the cool sea after our long bus journey. We just want to jump into the ocean but we have all our bags with us. In the end we ask them to leave the repair as we can live with dripping water, dump the bags into the room, get changed and jump into the ocean.
We walk down the beach and talk to some very drunk locals before making a quick escape. Next door is ...
... crept over the sun, offering some relief from the heat. Setting ourselves up on the battlements, we got front row seats for what we were told was a fantastic sunset. Below us, outside the walls, a fierce cricket match/rave was going on, a combination I'd never come across, but the Sri Lankans seemed to be pulling it off!
The sun set was pretty spectacular, the clouds texturing the sky, the sea turning orange in the wake of the sun. Small swifts swished and dived in the ...
... guest house and we have ring side seats for the grand entrance, complete with drummers and Kandian traditional dancers. The wedding guests settle in as we finish our lunch. Inside the dining area family members are congratulating the newlyweds as we retire to our rooms (or huts as the case may be) to rest up for our evening safari. Back in the room, comfortably situated under our mosquito net, we edit our mornings photos to the sounds of Sri Lankan hip hop being played over ...