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March 3rd 2013
Published: March 3rd 2013
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Leaving the over crowded, polluted city of Colombo we headed further south by train to Hikkaduwa. After our bad timing of the trains we ended up with 3 hours wait in Kalutara where we met Henry, the local tour guide/busy body/doctor/traveller/story teller, who had something to say about everything (even when there was nothing) which was interesting, I think..well, the 20% that i could understand.

In Hikkaduwa nearly every one is a surfer or looks as though they could be (apart from us, obviously). Where there are surfers, there is cheap beer and where there is beer, there are Scots. Well, Alec to be precise, the 66 year old pensioner we met who had by all accounts pub crawled his way from Fife and picked up some great stories and potential liver failure on the way.

With thunderstorms most nights, you can understand how Sri Lanka stays so green. On a beach in paradise where the sunset never fails to amaze, im sure we can forgive them a little rain.

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3rd March 2013

Loving your blg. Taking up surfing now will be good practice for Australia, where it seems to be compulsory. Looking forward to those pictures...
4th March 2013

Hi there!
Nicely written. Lovely photos. Keep it coming Lucy! Sue x

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