The monsun started pouring. Apparently it’s all across the island at the moment. Heavy rain for three full days. All the lagoons are now filled up. The waterfalls start pouring. Several earth sleds have occurred that you might have read about in the news. Some hundred people are buried under the earth masses. And the seasons starts to change. We haven’t been in any danger and the rain has kept us in inside, waves have been small anyway. Adam, one of the owners on Sea Horse said there’s usually about three monsoons and they go on for about three days. We waited this one out, and then went for the other side.
Got up early morning and started the drive down south. It’s not that far on the map, the road is good and there’s not much traffic, but it’s the windingness and several detours inland that make it take soo much time. And the elephants of course.
The road goes through the whole Yala National Park. Not that it’s much different from Arugam Bay that is just as wild.. But we can’t get enough of the elephant sights, they are just so cool to watch
It’s hard to complain when it’s so beautiful. Good music in the speakers (yes this car has an aux stereo) and the road ahead, love roadtrips!
Watch out for …. !
Obligatory duct tape car repair in the making
Of course we got a flat tire as well. The tires of this car is so old it was just a matter of time. Typical Sri Lankan go as long as it lasts mentality from the rental company..
There’s nothing that beats the evening light in the south. It’s burnt orange color enlightens the last hour before sunset so nicely.
WE MADE IT TO OUR NEW HOME! All in all the drive took 7 hours with a few stops and it is a really easy drive actually.
We have been longing to move into this villa since the first day we saw it. It’s so pretty and all the good waves are just minutes around us. Now we are going to live here for at least 6 months and then maybe head back to the east coast a bit before heading to Sweden over the summer. Good times waiting…