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