Poikien retkiä osa 2

Poikien retkeily jatkui Balapitiyassa samalla linjalla kuin pari ensimmäistäkin viikkoa. Aika monta kertaa käytiin rannalla, vaikka usein tosin uimisen sijaan vaan leikittiin hiekalla. Ihan ok sekin. Temppeleitä kierrettiin taas monta. Kivoimmat oli ehkä ihan lähellä olleet kylätemppelit, joissa sai oikeastaan olla ihan keskenään vain. Monta kertaa on käytiin vähän matkan päässä olevassa uudessa leikkipuistossa. Joskus siellä oli myös joitain muitakin 🙂 Loppuaikana tehtiin retkiä myös pyörällä, jonka sai lainaan majapaikasta. Sen kanssa saatiin sitten herätettyä vielä enempi ihmetystä, kun Mikko oli pyörän selässä ja Eero Mikon selässä repussa. Ei varmaan ole ihan hirveän montaa sellaista tullut vastaan noilla teillä. Tosi monesti sai siten myös morjenstaa ohikulkijoita.

Eero taking in the beach life

Eero taking in the beach life

Father-son time while sitting on a rock

Father-son time while sitting on a rock

A gang of local boys came hanging with us at the rock pool. Later they gave us a coconut too to drink. Some of them had apparently climbed to fetch them from a nearby tree.

A bunch of local boys came hanging with us at the rock pool. Later they gave us a coconut to drink. Some of them had apparently climbed to fetch it from a nearby tree.

Punk is not dead... even in Sri Lanka

Punk is not dead… even in Sri Lanka

One day we got stuck across the street in front of our house, bacause there came passing by a long, long convoy of vehicles all advocating the upcoming elections and the running president

One day we got stuck across the street in front of our house, because of a long, long convoy of vehicles all advocating the upcoming elections and the current president

This stupa (or "tupa" as Eero calls it) was too big to fit in one frame

This stupa (or “tupa” as Eero calls it) was too big to fit in one frame

This local temple did have magnificent wood carvings inside and we had it all just for ourself

This local temple had magnificent wood carvings inside and we had it all just for ourselves

A cobra buddha at the local temple

A cobra-hooded Buddha at the local temple

Another fine stupa encountered during our adevntures

Another fine stupa encountered on one of our adeventures

A bit further off we came onto this temple which had a huge tree inside it

A bit further off we came across this temple which had a huge tree inside it

On one occasion we saw some school boys playing cricket

On one occasion we saw some school boys playing cricket

All kinds of transportations we saw on our journeys

All kinds of transportation arrangements we saw on our journeys

Bye-bye! Just about to leave for another bike ride around.

Bye-bye! Just about to leave for another bike ride around.

The carrying backpack is so comfortable that it creates quite an amount of drowsiness.

The carrying backpack is so comfortable that it creates quite a lot of drowsiness.

On our walk-about, we were lured into some peoples yard to drink some coconut. Naturally we then had to pay for it, though, it was fun to watch this boy climb up there quite hazardously to fetch the coconut. Sadly, he had to try three times to have one land undamaged. Unfortunately Eero missed to whole thing as he was just sleeping.

On our walk-about, we were lured into some people’s yard to drink some coconut. Naturally we then had to pay for it, though. It was fun to watch this boy climb up there, quite hazardously, to fetch the coconut. Sadly, he had to try three times to have one land undamaged. Unfortunately Eero missed to whole thing as he was just sleeping.

Toilet break?

Toilet break?

Having an ice cream break was perhaps that days high point

Having an ice cream break was perhaps the high point that day

Eero does have some trouble understanding how the slides work

Eero has some trouble understanding how the slides work

Having fun at the swing

Having fun at the swing

Most times Eero has not been too keen to be held by strangers. This time it was tolerated.

Most of the time Eero has not been too keen to be held by strangers. This time it was tolerated.

One day the rock pool had almost vanished. The rough sea though did bring some new water in.

One day the rock pool had almost vanished. The rough sea however brought some new water in.

Just another day at the rock pool.

Just another day at the rock pool.

En garde!

En garde!

Spot Eero!

Spot Eero!

That's where we came...

That’s where we came from…

...and that's where we're headed at

…and that’s where we’re headed to