Trip Start Nov 23, 2009
32Trip End Apr 22, 2010
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We had leave at 5am. It was foggy which was interesting as our driver didn't seem to know what to do about it! He kept trying to wash it off and it kept coming back. He ended up pulling over and trying to wipe it off the windscreen. He then had to stop for some tea as he was tired but it must have been superpower tea because then he drove all the way to the airport at 120km n hr. It should have taken us 1 1/2hrs to get there but it took less than an hour.
When we got there our plane was delayed due to bad weather! I can only imagine it was due to the fog as there wasn't any other bad weather!
It was a small plane! It had propellers and only sat about 80 people. We got coleslaw sandwiches which I liked but Sy didn't. We were late getting in and we though we would miss our next flight but they kept us out on the airstrip so we didn't have to go through security again. When we got to the plane it had only just landed so the passengers were just getting off. We had to wait for the army of boys to clean it which only took less than five minutes! That plane was ten minutes late leaving but managed to to landing Channai twenty minutes early so it ended up being a thirty minute flight instead of an hour. We didn't go for another coleslaw sandwich which made us realize how much onion was in them as the whole plane stank!
At channai the plane was early leaving, we were one of the last people to get on as by the time we got through security they called the final call for boarding. It was really early as it wasn't even 12.40 which was the time for boarding. We ended up getting into Colombo twenty-five minutes early.
At the airport I'm sure we got ripped off by the pre-paid taxi guy! It took 3 1/2 hours to get to Hikkaduwa and over an hour of that was just getting through Colombo as it was rush hour. We were both very tired by then. We got to Hikkaduwa after 6pm.
Sy slept most of the way!