Day 20 - Tangalla (Sri Lanka)

Trip Start Mar 29, 2013
Trip End Aug 17, 2013

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Flag of Sri Lanka  , Tangalla,
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Another day spent in beautiful Tangalla.
Emma has a lie in after a wakeful night with Taya, whilst Rich takes the children for breakfast, and then our two drivers, Edward and Ansa, help to entertain Dylan and Taya.
Next stop is, of course, the pool. Today we have the whole thing to ourselves. We all enjoy having a play and numerous games of 'what's the time Mr Wolf?'. Emma finally gets past the first few pages of her book at lunchtime whilst the other three snooze.
In the afternoon we go for a stroll along the beach which is lovely, though a little tough going on the sand carrying a little person each. We head to the beach bar at the place we were originally staying for a drink and a nice view. Dylan and Taya love the hammocks so we have lots of fun playing in those. We find a coconut with a smiley face which Emma thinks is great but the others are slightly underwhelmed. Some good quality family time on the beach in the sunshine. We love the seaside.
Emma finds a nice shell on the beach for Dylan. He says "this is my shell, my shell, like Heidi's mummy" (Michele). He also had us giggling at his description of his sandals. "Sandals are flip flops pretending to be shoes". Pretty accurate really.
At the boys dinner date this evening Dylan tells Rich to "wait there and sit properly" whilst he heads off to thank the chef.
Emma went to Rekawa beach tonight about 10km from Tangalla in search of turtles. They run a conservation project to protect the nests of the turtles. Sat down on a dark beach with crashing waves and thousands upon thousands of stars, fingers tightly crossed. Then all of a sudden we need to rush along the beach, we arrive to see lots of sand being thrown high into the air. Woo hoo, it's a green turtle laying her eggs and building a nest for them, we watch until she is done, then we are able to get close for a good look. She is about one metre long and a metre wide and we can see her well under the torch light. We stay with her as she rests and then follow in her tracks as she goes back to the sea. In 48 days time her baby turtles will be born. Amazing experience. 
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Liz Cheyne on

Super memories of a special location and leisure time together xx

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