After watching a beautiful sunrise over the lagoon and salt farms near our flintstones hotel, we found some deliciously fresh and cheap roadside rotis (15 rupees - 10 cents each) and hit the road!
And picked up locals along the way! What better way to mingle and give a little back to people?? Even if it does get a little crowded when you pick up 2 ladies and another baby!
The road through Putullam was a lot easier to navigate than we expected, and before we knew it we were practically the only bajaj on the road. And what a gorgeous road! It twists and winds it's way past wetlands teeming with birdlife and lotus flowers, followed by beautiful jungle with monkeys swinging in the trees!
But don't forget to watch out for people out walking their cows!
And apparently wild elephants!!
Today we left Negombo in our funky wheels, aka, Kevin, and headed north. We didn't really have a fixed destination, we just wanted to go slow and see as much as we could, preferably along the quite back roads.
We strapped Gypsy into her car seat (which was in turn strapped to the bajaj (tuktuk) by a series of rope, straps and clips) and, with Roh at the helm and feeling much more confident with his tuktuk driving abilities, off we head!
Pretty soon we found a small road off from the main A3, and were happy to discover that the "minor road" marked on the map that followed the coast, was actually a beautiful and quiet road!!
We passed through many a tiny village with stall after stall selling fish, and surprisingly big fish at that, in the middle of the road.
We were also surprised to find a whole new area of tourist resorts, mostly accommodating the Russian and German tourist clientele, and looking extremely out of our price range, but it was still a surprise.
That being said, we still found alot of quiet beaches to take a quick and refreshing dip at!
It took us more than 4 hours to travel 100kms!! There was just so much to stop and see, and soo many inviting beaches!!
Eventually though, we decided it was time to stop. We found a wonderful little resort "Daluwa Lagoon Breeze Resort", a brand new little place about 10km down the road toward Kalpitya. They offered us a super cute little bungalow that looked straight out of the flintstones, and to top it off, the resort was right on the lagoon and had a gorgeous pagoda to sit and chill in.
The food was good. The sunset was beautiful. Gypsy LOVED playing in the grass and sand, and then we all slept really well in our flintstones house! A perfect first day with Kevin!
The Bajaj Family!
Follow us as we drive around Sri Lanka in our bajaj (tuktuk) named Kevin, with a baby seat strapped in the back!