To Kandy

Stamford Star Hotel, Nuwara Eliya

Stamford Star Hotel, Nuwara Eliya

 

Odd to walk out of the hotel and across the road is a racecourse and a football pitch – we could see why this is called Little England.  Victorian architecture and lots of dead Scottish people in the Anglican church graveyard.  Echoes of bygone colonialism, doesn’t sit comfortably today.

Rain doesn't stop picking

Rain doesn’t stop picking

 

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Making tea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We now know all about making tea.  Never heard of silver tips and golden tips.  A type of tea, not a sexual game.

Another cup of tea, another piece of chocolate cake

Another cup of tea, another piece of chocolate cake

LInda having fun

Linda having fun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start of ride a 15km freewheel down 700m, paid the price with a long hot sticky climb  back up the mountain.  Glorious sunshine followed in the blink of an eye with the heaviest rain ever.  After 7 hours in the saddle, lunch was sorely missed, dates and bananas sufficed.

Nice leech

Nice leech

 

 

 

 

Risky business taking a pee by the side of the road – leeches everywhere.  30 seconds is plenty of time for them to attach.  This one came back to the hotel in a sock!

View from the bike

View from the bike

 

 

 

 

 

This is Hill Country.

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