Another early departure from Arugam Bay which was such a nice, hipster town with good shopping, restaurants and most importantly surfing! We will certainly be back in the near future. Having travelled a long way yesterday without stopping, almost every Tuk needs fuel so we all convoy to one small station just outside town and … Continue reading Wednesday 20th September 2017 Day 6 – Lost for words
More than 100km’s to travel today and two scheduled stops along the way. The beach is beautiful in Pasikuda and no one to be seen as far as I can focus along the white fine sand. The temperature is 35 degrees celsius and 70% humidity, not the best to be riding in a 3-wheeler, luckily … Continue reading Tuesday 19th September 2017 Day 5 – The Wild, Wild East!
We head from the Far East town of Trincomalee, south along the coast approx 90km’s towards a small town where the resilience from the locals is evident and inspiring even after many years of war and challenges. My family and I have not travelled much around the east coast of Sri Lanka as yet due … Continue reading Monday 18th September 2017 Day 4 – East Coast, West Coast…
An energetic start to the day, we leave at 8:30am with a reasonable amount of km’s to cover but it's pretty much straight roads and easy going according to the map…so we thought! The first 10 km’s from the hotel was a dirt track with huge potholes and a constant stream of trucks and tractors … Continue reading Sunday 17th September 2017 Day 3 – It’s a bumpy ride
We leave at 7am from the hotel and are making our way to the first of our community development projects, which is mainly a water purification center being built for a small local community. We are covering 93km’s today! Just to note the Tuk’s only travel at a max speed of 60km’s p/h. As we … Continue reading Saturday 16th September 2017 Day 2 – Roads less travelled
What an amazing start to an exciting journey ahead. All 50 of us leave Colombo in a convoy of 25 Pimped out Tuk’s. Traffic is at its usual self for a Friday in Colombo and its slow going to get out of town even with the police stopping the traffic for us all to get … Continue reading Friday 15th September 2007 PMTT Day 1 – Flag off!…well kinda.
The remainder of the week is spent finishing up work items and contemplating the upcoming trip around Sri Lanka…its difficult to think about anything else in the midst of all the excitement!! Because of you guys we have raised 120,500LKR and we have a 4WD full of donations to hand out during the charity ride. … Continue reading Tuesday 12th-Thursday 14th September 2017