Had quite an excellent day!
This is the bridge over the lagoon to the island where our chalet is in Tangalle. I'm just glad I didn't have to carry my own suitcase across it.
They have sit-on kayaks that you can take out anytime, so we've been going out every day.
Lots of beautiful birds and wildlife in Sri Lanka. Here is an Asian Openbill and a juvenile (I think) Black-headed Ibis...
Here's Mr. Relaxation in his kayak!
Oh look, it's my mother. No, wait, it's me!
When in doubt...
"Keep calm and pet a cat", like the t-shirt says!
New boat, old boat!
After our happy morning of kayaking, we had some lunch by the beach...
Calamari for Gordon (and beer)...
Noodles 'n' prawns for me!
Then later this afternoon, we visited the Mulkirigala Rock Temple.
Yes, we climbed to the top of that rock. Inside are a series of caves filled with Buddhist statuary and art. Amazing!
Here's the view from part-way up...
And one of the huge reclining Buddhas...
It's a very large rock!
More Buddhas and a beautiful painted ceiling.
Another reclining Buddha.
And worshippers around a large Buddha (not in photo) who had reached enlightenment.
Before they got power in 1979, the monastery was lit up by oil lamps placed in these triangular holes in the walls.
Our guide told me not to step on this bug. But no one said I couldn't photograph it!
At the foot of the rock was a primary school built with some funding from Canada...
A nice rendition of our flag!
And on the way back, we saw them harvesting rice with a combine-harvester type machine...
Here's a close-up.
Looks like a bit of a Franken-machine!
Tomorrow we head for Tissamaharama and the wildlife park at Yala!