Trip Start Oct 07, 2013
40Trip End Dec 18, 2013
Once the monsoon eased off we walked around the fort on the ramparts and browsed in some nice boutique shops, though each one seemed to be offering identical goods for sale. In Sri Lanka if you show a single morsel of interest in anyones shop front you are hassled and beckoned into the shop to look at more of their goods. This soon got a bit to much for both of us and so we switched to hunt for a restaurant instead. Nice selection but very overpriced. We settled for a nice Italian pizzeria (pictures included for Lesley) which was soon washed down with a few beers
Today, we woke up early to try our luck with turtles for the second time. Rather than risk another late night waiting with a group of dubious ex poachers praying for a turtle to roll up, we headed to a turtle sanctuary instead where you can see injured turtles that are being cared for before they are released again. Great to finally see some in the flesh, even if some were sadly missing flippers etc. They also protect the eggs until they are ready to hatch and we were lucky to see some baby turtles before they were released into the sea. After that we took a lift to a beach recommended by the locals were we spent most of the day lounging about, which seemed to be pretty popular with the Brits as well…. Last night amongst the trees tonight, train to Kalutara tomorrow!