A Taste of Una
Great to hear from you all again. I write this evening from a temperate Una. It has been a lovely day today – warm but not too warm and as a result we have been able to sit in the sun without fear of getting burnt. The sea was also calmer today so Pankaj and Isabel had a dip. I took photos instead and Dad was firmly ensconced on a sun lounger by the hotel pool.
Sorry, I should have started at the beginning shouldn’t I? I’ll tell you what, I’ll retrace our steps to yesterday and the journey here.
Well, we had planned to set off early to beat the traffic – I told everyone I wanted us to leave at 6.30 a.m, knowing full well that if I said that we would probably be on the road by 7.30, but when I looked at my watch after having been on the road only a few minutes I got a pleasant surprise as it was only just gone 7! :) This boded well I thought for a hassle-free journey and I was more or less right as we'd anticipated it would take about 3 hours to Unawatuna and we were bang on target. Oh, I haven’t told you how we got there. We hired a car for the whole trip. It’s a white Nissan Bluebird and very roomy and comfortable it is too. So, where is Una? (I like calling it that) :) Well, it is about 115 km directly south from Mount Lavinia where we live. You hit Galle Road and head straight for Galle then Una is just a few kilometres beyond Galle around the next headland. I don’t know much about the town yet as we have not explored. In fact, we’ve not even left the hotel – can you believe that! How lazy is that?
So, what else can I tell you? Well, since we have eaten every single meal here so far I can tell you about the hotel food. In the evening there is a buffet with a wide selection of dishes, both Sri Lankan and continental. It is pretty decent for buffet food. I am usually not that keen on buffets, especially when it’s included in a half-board deal but I have to say, this one’s not bad at all. Breakfast is also a buffet – again, everything you’d expect to see, from croissants to rice, fresh juices and coffee. I’ll tell you something new I’ve tried here – a local fish they call Blue Marlin. Have any of you ever heard of it? I hadn’t but it’s quite tasty.
What next? Well, tomorrow we head off to Yala – a nature reserve where we are hoping to be lucky enough to see a leopard. Of course, it is very rare to see one but keep your fingers crossed for us. We will be gone two nights and then we come back to Una for some more nautical activity – we might go out on one of those glass-bottomed boats. Sorry, still haven’t been able to drag father to the keyboard yet. I am in our room on a wi-fi connection with Isabel sleeping beside me and Pankaj out having a massage; Dad’s asleep in the room next door. I promise you will hear from him soon.
Bye from Una and hope you like the pictures.
Looking forward to hearing from you again Marcos. Well done with the challenge you responded to. Now let’s see more of your writing.
Speak to you soon – maybe after I get back to Una – I don’t know if I’ll get wi-fi in Yala.
Notice all the collocations in bold and try to use them in your next post. You could tell me about a journey/trip you have been on recently.
Can you also look at the use of journey and trip in this post and tell me what the difference is in usage.
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