Sri Lanka – Mirissa

It’s nice to end a busy holiday with a few days at a beach, and Sri Lanka’s coastline is beautiful.  After arriving at our penultimate hotel we got changed and went down to the beach where we spent £1.00 on a couple of coconuts. 

The sea seems mostly calm, but there are some good waves breaking near to shore and hitting any wall, splashing anyone who sits too close.

That night we ate at a beach bar with the sand beneath our toes.

After the sun had set I noticed that there were still some people up on the headland and thought it would make a good photo.

The following day we took a TukTuk to Galle.  It’s known for Galle Fort, the fortified old city founded by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century. Stone sea walls, expanded by the Dutch, encircle car-free streets with architecture reflecting Portuguese, Dutch and British rule.

On the journey we saw a couple of fishermen sitting on their typical poles.

And the more modern way of fishing.

 

Here are a few details that I noticed whilst wandering around.

The following day we had some lazy time on the beach. We wanted to climb up the rock but had to navigate a rather precarious thin strip of soft and crumbling stone to get there.  That explained why we could see bamboo scaffolding from the bottom!  No health and safety rules here though!

At the top of the rock there were dozens of crows.

I spotted this fisherman rowing himself out, and it looked like very hard work.

We also treated ourselves to a full body massage at a little spa tucked away up a back street.  It had these flowers floating in water dotted around.

Finally, we climbed another hill to watch the sun set.


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