Sri Lanka on an Enfield 350 Classic

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Sri Lanka on an Enfield 350 Classic

Postby Al » Sun Mar 26, 2023 4:03 am

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Sue & myself are currently riding round Sri Lanka on this
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Unfortunately Sue slipped on a wet floor and broke two ribs and had a night in hospital, an experience she is not keen to repeat, fortunately when she is on the bike she is quite comfortable as long as I can avoid the dodgy bits of road, of there are a few but generally it’s not been too bad, travelling is pretty slow, averaging about 35-40mph and 100 miles takes about 3 and half hrs with a stop. Done around 600 mile so far and are in the south of the Island, Sue’s injury means we haven’t been able to do some of the things we hade planned, safaris, walks etc but still been ok. Plus it’s been wet!!
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Re: Sri Lanka on an Enfield 350 Classic

Postby Paul » Sun Mar 26, 2023 10:02 pm

Looks like you are having a fabulous time Al, other than Sue's broken ribs. Your pictures look glorious.

How are you finding the situation in Sri Lanka currently? It's all gone very quiet in the news over here since their PM was overthrown and the whole system of government seemed to be crumbling six months or so ago, with hospitals running out of drugs and farmers unable to get hold of seeds and fertilisers.

Enjoy the rest of your trip and keep the pictures coming.

All the best,

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Re: Sri Lanka on an Enfield 350 Classic

Postby Al » Mon Mar 27, 2023 2:27 am

Hi Paul, as a tourist it seems as though nothing has changed since we were here in March 2020 just before Covid, we actually flew home on lockdown day in the UK, Sri Lanka had locked down 4 days earlier, fortunately we had managed get most of our holiday in, we were not actually thinking of coming back this year because of the issues you mentioned but a guy on the UKGSER forum did a tuktuk tour in January, I exchanged a few messages with him and he said he hadn’t had any problems and they needed the tourist money to help recovery, we have had no trouble getting fuel or food anywhere but when you talk to people there are still some problems but the country has secured a loan and elections are planned and hopefully things will improve more quickly.
They have effectively lost five tourist seasons since Covid and compared to last time there are far less tourists about, but everybody is friendly and welcoming and it is a great place to visit.

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Re: Sri Lanka on an Enfield 350 Classic

Postby Al » Mon Mar 27, 2023 2:58 am

After picking the bike up in Negombo we have ridden to Kandy, Trincomalee, Passidukah, Aragum Bay, Ella and Dikwella, where we are at present, we have two more days on the bike, a selection pics in no particular order from the trip so far.
A lot of the pics won’t load as files to big and as a tech muppet I don’t know what to do to fix it, if you want to see more I’ll show you in Llangollen!
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Re: Sri Lanka on an Enfield 350 Classic

Postby Al » Mon Mar 27, 2023 3:09 am

The picture of the palm trees is blurry because it is pissing down with rain and that is a lightning flash! Same night we had a leaky roof and Sue broke her ribs!

Al
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Re: Sri Lanka on an Enfield 350 Classic

Postby popsky » Mon Mar 27, 2023 10:39 am

Looks lovely Al, why not get Sue on the white wine at breakfast she’ll have forgotten her ribs by lunch :mrgreen:. Enjoy the rest of your trip and see you both In Llangollen
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Re: Sri Lanka on an Enfield 350 Classic

Postby Al » Mon Mar 27, 2023 11:43 am

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She’s not doing too bad Phil, I know she’s not fussy what she drinks but it’s a job to find drinkable wine out here, if you can it costs more than a hotel room!!
See you in Wales.

Al.
Few more pics, todays pool and beach and isn’t it clever how they make the new Enfields leak just like the originals!
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Re: Sri Lanka on an Enfield 350 Classic

Postby boxerscott » Tue Apr 18, 2023 9:19 pm

Bloody Amazing Al. Macca Dang Dang!!

Respect.

No sailing?

Chris

Edit. Hope Sue is recovering well. Never read the script fully , :?
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Re: Sri Lanka on an Enfield 350 Classic

Postby Al » Wed Apr 19, 2023 10:02 pm

No sailing in Sri Lanka, currently sailing around the Mull area on a friends boat that is based in Oban, a bit chilly up here after Sri Lanka.

Al.

P.S. Sue much better thanks

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