Tropical Thunderstorms

We have witnessed so many tropical thunderstorms lately. Pretty much one every evening. They come fast, hard and then they leave just as fast again. The sky turns really blue, the wind changes, rain comes and then thunder and lightening. So much lightening in just a few minutes or half an hour and then it’s over most of the time. Many times the stormes has passed on a distance so you can just stand and watch the whole thing evolve. There was one the other day and it’s was really really amazing.

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Tropical Thunderstorm Sri Lanka

At the same time it was Sri Lankan holiday so the beach was packed with people from inland that came to the beach for a dip in the ocean. Men and women behave so different at the beach here. Men love swimming and are not afraid to walk around in their underwar, running and jumping in the water just like kids. Women on the other hand are so careful and always wear clothes even when they go in the water. The image below symbolize the differences quite some. The women are hiding from me while the men were shouting at me to take their picture.

Tropical Thunderstorm Sri Lanka

Tropical Thunderstorm Sri Lanka

Tropical Thunderstorm Sri Lanka

Tropical Thunderstorm Sri Lanka
Tropical Thunderstorm Sri Lanka

Perfect weather for a bit of reading and a glass of white wine!

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The boyz at Sea Horse skyping with Patu! Patu was with us a few weeks back and we went surfing all the time, now he’s visiting his in Switzerland to get married with his girl. His first time abroad so he’s stoked even tough he misses his beloved lanka.

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The best way to end the day is in the bar at Sea Horse, a beer, a glass of wine or a coctail and most importantly, a wood fired pizza. They really know how to make them good. Can recommend ordering a margahrita with their home made pesto on the side, just to yummie!

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some mornings are better than others

But right here, right now, every morning is super awesome.

By the way, sorry for not posting so often. We are adventuring so much over here and the internet run on bananas or something because it sucks elephant shit. It works slowly for 5 mins and then it cuts out. We have a theory that it’s the monsoon that makes the 3G net suck as everything runs on 3G here. I don’t know.

And speaking of elephants,  we’ve seen loads of them here. Almost every morning we see elephants, water buffalos, peacocks etcetera when heading for the beach. Love it. No point to do a safari when you can just go on a surf really. We are so stoked that we rented this jeep because we can go just about anywhere. Nothing is in our way. Except for elephants from time to time tough. They are pretty big and can get pretty pissed, especially the lonely ones. The morning showcased here was to good to be true. Just the two of us on a mission into the wild.

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One angry water buffalo. The water buffalos live in the wild here, along with the crocodiles and elephants. They’re just here, like they own the place, which they do to. Don’t want to get in the way of any of these creatures really.

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And a lonely elephant. Uh, oh.
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And one of 1000s peacocks.

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And the crocodiles! It’s crazy, they are just about everywhere as well. As seen on our way to the waves. Scary shit!

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Drive to the surf, litteraly. Gotta love that we found this jeep!

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Met the fishermen in the sunrise. They pulled up this huge stingray, a hammer shark and some more from their boat when we went in to surf. Felt safe, not.

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Coconut stops in between the sets are the best.

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This is shots from one morning. And every morning have been, without exaggerating, pretty much like this. Sometimes more wildlife sometimes less. Sometimes bigger waves, some times huge waves and some times smaller waves. Love it so much and are super thankful to be here right now. Thanks for following us everyone! It’s you guys that have pushed us this far! All the best to you / Petter & Linn