After nearly two months of travelling we hit the south beaches of Sri Lanka and started in Tangalla. We stayed by Medaketiya but ventured by bike to Godellawela Beach AKA Silent Beach which was a dream, one of those where if you come fairly early in the morning your footsteps are the only ones. We also explored the north end of this area, Marakolliya, where the waves and currents were a bit scary but the beach was stunning.

We had breakfast in Matara on our way to Mirissa in an old rest house which oozed colonial charm. Especially the punkah wallah ceiling fan that these days is operated by motor.

Mirissa was a bit of a let down for us as it was so busy and touristy in our opinion. The fact that Red Bull was holding one of their events on the beach for two of the days we were there