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March 5th 2019
Published: March 5th 2019
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Our quads & calves were even more tender today for the start of our last riding day but our muscle memory soon kicked in for a relaxing morning ride. The ride was a flat 47 km ride via the Bundala National Park finishing on the golden sands at Hambantota.

Most of the park was scrubby elephant country but nearer Hambantota we passed some dunes, wetlands, lagoons & salt pans but did not see any sign of the pink flamingos the park is known for.

Hambantota is also infamous for its vast wasted investment projects including a brand new but idle international airport & a massive port both now leased back to the Chinese.

After lunch we followed the coastal road to our two night stop at the Esprit Hotel, Mirissa for some free R & R time.

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Returning to farm after a dip in water

Keeping up with the Jones

The only sign of these were deposits on the road

Defence strategies for elephants. Scarecrow & jangling glass bottles to alert farmers when disturbed by elephants

Good reuse of maths homework

Finish line after 420 kms of riding

Tot: 1.137s; Tpl: 0.074s; cc: 11; qc: 29; dbt: 0.0157s; 1; m:saturn w:www (; sld: 2; ; mem: 1.3mb