On the way we stopped for chai as usual and for a bit of local craic. Kevin distributed pens to some children but Rogers were rejected, (awe what a shame)! The comfort stop selected by Gordon consisted of a couple of security gates with a wall of broken glass on the top but as usual the girls managed admirably and the boys found a bush
After checking in at our hotel we regrouped with Mitch and Steve who had been AWOL! We then went on a Shaffi tour of the island in a decrepit mini bus which turned out to have four wheel drive and a driver with a death wish who seemed to randomly set out across the sands into the sea but in fact quite safely took us to the tip of the island just 115 miles north of Sri Lanka. On the way Gordon opted for a panoramic lounge ie roof travel and Kevin joined him on the way back. We also picked up some locals with bundles of greenery the purpose of which we never actually ascertained but it was good entertainment. Finally arriving at our destination we were able to see a tiny temple dedicated to the monkey who jumped from India to Ceylon. The locals visiting the temple washed themselves in the sea first. There was the remains of a Catholic Church destroyed in 1964 by a tsunami.and the area was also affected by the 2004 tsunami.
There was a bit of a dichotomy for the evening meal, some remaining at the hotel and the rest of us opting for the only bar in town which took about an hour to open up at our request, the Germans having already given up and then a cheapskate supper in a local cafe.. Altogether another good day on Gordon’s jolly.