Friday 5 Feb 2016
We got up early today to check out the lively scene on the beach. Fisherman had been fishing all night and have been gathering here to sell their fish on the beach. There was an auction market on the beach for the day’s catch. Fish here is quite cheap.
After breakfast we were on the road again to Tissamaharama or Tissa for short. After a 2.5 hour drive we arrived at Tissa. We checked into a lodge set in the middle of what seemed like a forest. It was a very peaceful setting with sounds of animals in the background. We had lunch and were booked to go on a safari to Yala National Park.
We were all in a 9 seater 4WD. The trip to Yala from the lodge was about an hours drive. We did not expect to see elephants here but among the other varied wildlife, a leopard sighting is prized.