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Fun fact: Back in the day, the Arab traders' word for Sri Lanka was "Serendib," meaning exotic surprises. This morphed into our word "serendipity."
Fun fact #2: The one creature responsible for the most human deaths over time, by a very large margin, is the mosquito. This fact feels quite relevant tonight because I am quite chewed.
So yesterday morning, we had breakfast on our host's terrace in Tangalla, watching the tide come in. We then packed ...
... we walked out on to the street, his brother was sitting there on his rickshaw, waiting for clients: "good morning! very hot today" he might say. Or perhaps "very wet" if indeed it was raining. The two brothers were always keen weather observers. I told Belinda these poor men were born in the wrong country! With such a strong interest in meteorological conditions, they really should have been born in ...
... the rocking motions of the ocean and the waves moving us forward,only attributed to the wind in my hair and serene sunshine complimented by playful dolphins and eventually a family of blue whales. Realizing the power and almost monstrosity of these incredible creatures confronts you with your mortality and forces the perspective of a big big world onto your subconscious. Needless to say, the experience was all worth it. ...
... cocaine. Since Sunil's English wasn't so great and I was still flummoxed by the Harper affair I simply said, "Rob who?" and got away with it. Later, in Unawatuna, I blew it again, telling a man that we were Canadian. He looked at me, seemingly wondering if I was wicked or stupid. I took a different tack, staring back at him as though a tree was growing from his ear, adding crazy to the befuddling Canadian controversies.
... fill all the space possible along the edge of the beach. We walk up and find another quieter beach that must be the one used in the photos!
The sea is warm and huge waves crash down on swimmers and surfers are out in the deeper water.
We just hang around swimming, eating and drinking. At night the beach is alight with candles on the restaurant tables and you can sit and have a beer with the sea lapping at your feet and the surf washes under the tables!
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