Saturday, 13 July 2013

Sri Lanka - Arugambay

The long stretches of beach at Arugambay

From the wilds of Yala National Park, we headed to the relative peace of Arugambay.  Near the town of Potuvil, Arumgambay is a coastal town on the east coast of Sri Lanka.  Formerly behind enemy lines, nowadays it is a popular tourist destination for surfers from all over the world. 

Beach house with a view
The place we stayed was away from the resort section, a rustic and open plan house right on the beach.  The house is built to house about 10 people and has a communal sleeping area.  

The communal sleeping area is nice and breezy
The kitchen is outside along with the sitting area, and you can spend hours chilling out watching the sea, and may even be lucky enough to have a herd of tame buffalo walking past, while a few peacocks pass by.

The view from Crocodile Rock
The next couple of days were spent chilling out on the beach, walking up to crocodile, and checking out the surrounding areas.  It's really hot down on the coast, but the sea breeze cools you down quite a bit, and luckily it's not too hot at night.  
The sea, and nearby lake, can be a lucrative fishing spot
We spent 2 nights on the coast, before it was time to head to one of the highest part of Sri Lanka - the tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya.

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