Sri Lanka... well what can I say? Relaxed vibes, yoga, surfing and a whole lot of sunset picnics. Most of our trips are jam packed with one adventure after another, so this trip was a bit different it was like a real holiday, 10 days in the magical land of Sri Lanka.
It was quite the hike to get there, 3 planes later and a mad dash to pick up our new Sony Alpha camera in Singapore airport (because the whole of Australia had sold out). After arriving in early hours we woke up in Jasper House, Hiriketiya to the view of white shutters that opened up onto palm trees swaying in the breeze, monkeys playing in the treetops and the call of wild peacocks in the distance, it truly felt like paradise.
Wandering up to the roof top to meet up with the rest of the gang, for a spread of Fruit, fresh juice, coconuts and pancakes, its safe to say we over ate every morning while pondering over what to do for the rest of the day.
Most mornings we loaded up the tuk tuks (tukkies as the locals call them) and off we went chasing waves at the hidden breaks, surfing with it all to ourselves, just us and the turtles. The rest of our days were spent lazing around with friends in the sun plotting how we can live here full time.
Shot by - Alexander Knorr
We were lucky enough to have the local expertise of my sister, Marley who is living this Island life full time as a yoga teacher for Talalla surf Retreat. One of the days Marlz took us to her favouite place, a little island that is connected to the main land by a sand bank. The Island is covered in Palm trees and Pandanus palms, it felt like something out of "Life of Pei" shell beaches with hundreds of tiny hermit crabs, rich brown coloured rocks with mesmerizing patterns and waves crashing all around you. It was quite the spot for a quick picnic snack, yep never without a rug.