Update #7 From Sri Lanka

SATURDAY – Day Off and MUCH Deserved!

Sri Lanka is a beautiful country offering many different options for R+R. Here is how our weary and sore workers enjoyed the day.

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A group headed to the beach and ocean at Palm Paradise – a favourite destinations for TRIP Canada volunteers. It was a glorious day.

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Richard and Joan went to tea country and were thrilled with the climbing, plantations and magnificent scenery.

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Some of the girls returned to Amanwella resort by “special invitation” and spent the day swimming, resting and possibly getting a bit too much sun!

FullSizeRender-3Most of the gang went to Galle to explore the Dutch fort, shop and drink gin at hotels memorable of the colonial days. At lunch they were quite shocked when soldiers came in with Kalashnikovs, gunboats entered the bay and armed helicopters landed. The new President (in white) was dining next door and they managed to sneak a photo!

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It was much calmer on the lagoon where George and Ron went bird watching. They saw many beautiful birds and up the river discovered a cistern deposited many miles in land by the tsunami.

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“Auntie” Am visited the family she has a very close relationship with. Kal is a mason who has worked with TRIP Canada for 10 years. We have all been delighted to see him move his family into a new home built by volunteers, marry Madu, raise Manudi and get ready for the arrival of his son in August.

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A wonderful day for everyone.

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