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... on outriggers, and off shore in normal fishing boats.
The town itself is nothing much. Normal Sri Lankan town. There is a fort – Dutch, but didn’t venture inside as its now the prison; a fish market –had every fish imaginable for sale, I don’t think there is any such thing as a legal size; a town clock – every town seems to have one and that’s about ...
... found the main beach road, and started to soak up the sites of this strange new land I was in. Children waved, and men said hello as I passed. Tuk tuks buzzed around like flies, and soon I found the beach and plopped myself down for a rest. Cycling the massive 1.5km took it out me!
I soon realized there really isn't anything to do in Negombo, nor a great deal of tourist infrastructure. I did manage to get a ...
... have been better. It was isolated and could certainly not claim to be picturesque or even attractive. It was, however, situated next to a small sandy beach which was in turn protected by a large reef some half a mile or so out into the sea. This provided the dual benefit of a spectacular view of huge rollers crashing against the reef and a beautifully gentle area of calm sea next to our sandy beach which was perfect for safe and comfortable bathing.The beach was small ...
... I haven’t been aware of British Leyland for years, but here is the Leyland emblem sitting proudly on the radiator and steering wheel, transporting me back to seventies Britain, to journeys on buses just like this; filthy billowing diesel fumes, narrow seats, greasy headrests. I remember how it feels to be six years old; wrapped in a duffle-coat, clutching my mother’s hand and a packet of Spangles, perpetual sense of bewilderment and snotty nose. I look with ...
... to a huge cathedral where we think there was a wedding going on but it was difficult to tell though we walked round the whole building peering in at each open doorway. Later we were passing a Hindu temple and a devotee seemed to suggest it was ok to enter. We removed our shoes and washed our feet, which seemed more ritualistic than effective as the place was not particularly clean with very dirty mats in the entrance. There was ...