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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Old Age Regular Non-Ninja Turtles

A three hour bumpy bus ride in cargo class with our luggage and what must have been most of the local village part-way through a Guinness Book of Records 'People In A Bus' challenge and we had arrived in Tangalle.

Tangalle is a small town situated by the sea that suffered a great deal of damage when the tsunami struck. There are signs hanging, draped and slung over many of the local fixtures thanking the international community for their assistance with the redevelopment of the area.

With only a couple of days to go until we moved on to Thailand the main objective here was to build sand castles and watch the local fishermen trawl for dinner ... and Ninja Turtles!

Just a short Tuk-Tuk ride away is a small and reasonably isolated beach where giant turtles come to lay their eggs. As luck would have it, we had arrived in Tangalle with a full moon - the perfect time to spy on Leonardo and his buddies.

Racing through our dinners to finish up on time to take part in the local Tuk-Tuk demolition derby across town, it was with a sense of dread that I noticed a familiar bubbling in my tummy. Was that bloody Devilled Chicken back for even more revenge?! "I'll be a vegetarian I promise!" - but it was no good, another night of toil and trouble ...

But the good news is that Myra managed to dodge kittens, dogs and even a cow in the Tuk-Tuk derby to get you all some photos of the tortles - so click on the link!


  • hello travellers. this is bex. a confused bex! are you guys still travelling together or whats the deal? are you in Ayuttyha or Tangelle??!!

    we were in Ayuttyha for the day and loved it too! we have a photo of the buddha head in the tree too is so cool! that is where we took crazy tuk tuk around the wats and was told at each site that 'it is 600 yr old"!

    By Anonymous bex, at 5:59 p.m.  

  • btw - is anyone else confused or it is just me?!!

    By Anonymous bex again, at 6:00 p.m.  

  • Don't worry Bex - it's not you that's confused, it's my travelling companion! I'm on Thai time (500 years ahead of the west) but I think he's slowly catching up ;)

    By Blogger Myra, at 12:25 p.m.  

  • Hey there, glad to see all the time differences are cleared up?????? Nice blogs from Sri Lanka, roll on Thailand.....

    By Blogger fennellfamily, at 7:37 p.m.  

  • I'm not confused at all, I always knew graham had discovered time-space multiplicity - or 'time travel' as it is also known. As far as I know, only Graham and Chuck Norris himself are capable of performing it.

    By Anonymous morgan, at 1:38 p.m.  

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