“At the end of the subcontinent.” Day 8 of cycling in Sri Lanka.
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“At the end of the subcontinent.”
Day 8 Cycling in Sri Lanka: Udawalawa to Tangalle.
It’s the last cycling day today. I managed to get an early night, so I wake early. The tour has gone quickly. I am a little confused by the cycling. There have been some great rides, but some tough hills that nobody really expected; too many ‘uphillies’ as our bike guide calls them. Yet, I have seen an amazing and a very diverse country.
The rain has gone. It’s hot already at six o’clock in the morning, with beautiful blue skies.
From my balcony, I look out to see the brown earth where new crops have been planted, a few green trees and the light grey waters of a river intersecting the fields.
We have another amazing ride this morning, away from the main roads, through the green jungle on compacted sand with a metallic blue river at our side.
The kilometres disappear quickly and the scenery opens up to lakes and paddy fields. Here none of the paddy fields are flooded, unlike their counterparts further north.
Our bike guide leads us to a ford in the river where we can cross.
We take turns photographing each other cycling across.
The current is strong but we all make it across safely and enjoyably.
It’s so hot again today, but maybe I’m used to it now and, on the flat route, it’s no problem at all.
On we go and the beauty of today’s cycling continues and I am appreciative of it as it’s the last day.
Today it’s an incredible cycle and I’m sorry it’s coming to an end.