Travel Blogs from Unawatuna
On the way to Unawatuna we stop in a turtle hatchery and farm...5 of the 7 sea turtles specias are found in Sri Lanka but like everywhere there are less and less...here they try to help them by protecting the eggs until they hatch (65 days) and they keep the little ones for 4 days before letting them go and check that they don't get eaten by birds …
... where we were bounced back and forth, meeting someone higher in rank along the way, only to be told in the end that we had to go to a neighbouring police station twenty minutes away. Again at Galle station it was the same thing, only to be sent back to the original station we'd just come from - feel my pain!
Eventually I got some time from a high ranking officer that kind of reminded me of Colonel K from Dangermouse. To be fair he was quite nice and sympathetic of ...
... and booking hotels for the next part of our trip, you know how I like to be organised! It was great messaging people I hadn’t contacted in a while via email and facebook, oh the wonders of modern technology!
On the evening we went next door to Koko/Café Cinema for the movie ' Life of Pi’
We ordered pizza’s and had beer and Gin n Tonics. The film was really good, I believe its in 3D but we watched it normally, I would imagine the book is ...
... the time of the cricket.
Unawatuna is a place of dreams, a banana shaped bend of boiling sand massaged by a aggressive sea of moonstone blue. The area was devastated by the tsunami of 2004 but has been rebuilt from donations of generous tourists.
Our first day in Unawatuna we headed over to Galle to check out the ...
A GREAT WALKABOUT I TOOK ALONE IN SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka, Serendib, the
resplendent isle, the teardrop, the story of my trip. I have been
back in Seattle a few days and am clearly the victim of continued
jetlag, pecking at the computer at 5AM. I spent the first 30 minutes
this morning researching Sri Lankan restaurants and recipes, my heart
aching for the food and culture I just left behind. So many thoughts
swirling, so much emotion, let me give you a ...