Off to the surfing beaches

Trip Start Nov 12, 1980
Trip End May 1981

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Wednesday, January 21, 1981

Very short time in Columbo, capital of Sri Lanka formerly Ceylon under the British Raj.This is a Hinayana Buddhist country and so different in many respects from mostly Hindu India.

Ed and I take a mini bus to Hikadua on the Southeast coast. It is very near Galle still with noticeable Dutch influence. Both are well known among international surfing wanderers. It has some great waves. I rented a surf board from a young lad son of the owner of the hotel at which we stayed. Effort to paddle beyond the breakers was exhausting so I only got three or four rides and those just lying prone on the board. Think I managed to stand up for about three seconds.

Chiyoko would fly from KTM in a couple of days to join Ed so it was time for us to split.
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