18th January 2015 – Tangalle, Sri Lanka
The southernmost tip I touched, and the beautiful coast I strode, All in the search of a blowhole, on a cliff that faced the blue sea. There were no people, no tourists, and finally no blowholes too. There was just the ocean, some friends with popcorn, and then me.
From Weligama I left to Tangalle today morning. Tangalle is the southernmost district of Sri Lanka, and I passed by the southernmost point of Sri Lanka on the way.
Oh, I am back on a motorbike again. I rented one in Unawatuna for 700 Rupees a day, and decided to use it for a couple of days. Hence the decision to ride through the southern coast today. And that is how I passed through Gondra, which was the southernmost tip of the county, and drove through fishing villages to reach the southernmost spot. I was disappointed when I finally reached there, as there was nothing of significance in the place.
So, the ride continued towards Tangalle with a friend I know in Welligama. The idea was to reach the Hummanaya blow hole, of which I had seen some splendid pictures. The blow hole had an entry charge of 250 Rupees for foreigner, which we paid. Only to be disappointed again. There was indeed a blowhole, but there was no water blowing through it today. Or at least not at the noon time when we visited.
We settled for a bag of popcorn and ate it facing a majestic cliff and the ocean beyond.