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Published on March 2nd, 2011 | by Simon0
It’s very weird to arrive in one of the locations in Sri Lanka that was obliterated by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami just as the Japanese tsunami is occurring. All the new buildings here and the occasional large boat stranded way inland serve as a reminder.
I can’t say I looked at the Indian Ocean and the beach in quite the same delighted way…
Completely rebuilt now, I have a gorgeous little free-standing hut about 100 metres from the beach – complete with resident squirrel and dog (plus two ponies in the grounds, and a purpose built wood-fired pizza oven which they have been firing up all afternoon; I think my first pizza in 5 weeks is on the agenda for tonight)
About 40kph is all you are going to achieve on the local 3rd class train with much shunting of goods trucks at some of the stations.
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