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Published: August 26th 2018
Breakfast at the Spice House is a typical fruit selection with a choice of eggs, omelette etc. However there was an added surprise on the pastry plate - one was definitely a doughnut, the other we assumed was similar with a cinnamon coating. Taking a large bite proved that it was in fact a spicy curry vegetable roll, very nice but not convinced it goes well after donought and jam on toast!
Tuctuc to Galle was about 32km, longest journey by this type of transport we had attempted. Apart from the kamikaze bus drivers it was relatively trouble free and we followed the coast road all the way. As it was a full moon day it was another national holiday (they get 60 per year in Sri Lanka!) so the 'fishermen on stilts' were more interested in the lucrative 'fleece a tourist for a picture' than trying to catch fish!
Galle Fort in lovely and now a UNISCO world heritage site. Lovely old buildings, a few already restored and full of restaurants an touristy shops but quite a few still need serious investment before they fall down. Have UNISCO actually put any money in, is so where has it
A quick tuctuc up the coast to another viewpoint and drink in the Lighthouse Hotel and then back for our second trip by train. On time, with seats, almost a pleasant trip back to Mirissa. Peter continued photographing the station masters who meet every train going through their stations - there appears to be a hierarchy by station size / importance which is also reflected in the dress code, some very smart and proud, some less so!
Home in time for MC v Wolves (good result for everyone except MC!) then out to a fishy restaurant for some food. Sandra on SL Curry and dad dried SL crab. Overall expensive considering there was no alcohol (full moon day) and dad then needed several trips to the toilet once we got home while Sandra watched Brighton v Liverpool (good effort to only lose by 1 goal)
Quiet day planned tomorrow.
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