To do, or not to do, that's the question

To do, or not to do, that's the question

By Lonneke — September 18, 2015 08:44 am

The thing about places like this, is they make you really lazy. Everything you need is just around the corner: a large table and chairs for homework, the ocean to cool off, the restaurant area to eat our meals. Except for buying five-litre waterbottles at a tiny store just down the road, days go by without us leaving Beach Hut. Even with heavy rainfall we love it here: sometimes we're eating and everyone will huddle together under the area with a roof above it and prolong their meal and play some more cards and other games. Otherwise we stuff ourselves on the tiny upper floor of our hut and play dice or I read a thrilling boys' book to them, meanwhile listening to the overflow of raindrops, drowning out the roar of the ocean - only after strategically placing blankets under the leakage holes. So cozy. Sometimes we would ponder: shall we go do something tomorrow? Nah, we're good.

This morning, finally we got moving again: just a little bit, but still, we got into a tuktuk and drove to the neighboring town Pottuvil, made a quick stop at the postoffice and then went to the ancient ruins of Mudu Maha Vihara. A small site, featuring a 3m-high standing Buddha statue flanked by two bodhisattva figures. Nice to take in some culture again, however briefly. After this, back to our routine, in a different order: first a refreshing dive into the ocean, so the brains are cool enough to focus on schoolwork again.

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