Photo courtesy: Krankman – Wikimedia Commons
I took a bus from Hikkaduwa to Galle. It was only a half hour trip along a coconut fringed coastline to the quiet southern town.
On the point, the Dutch fort dating from the 1600s was like a town within a town. I’d visited other forts that were a shell of what they’d once been but Galle Fort contained houses people still lived in, a Dutch church, a mosque and places for tourists to stay. As well as being able to skirt the perimeter, there were roads that crisscrossed the enclosure and trees that brought welcomed shade.
I spent the day meandering over this relaxing location before bussing back to Hikkaduwa.