14 February 2009

Camping on the Beach

Camping in the seashore is a great experience. Sri Lanka is rich in stunning coastline all around the island so finding a good location is never a difficult task.

Unlike in some western countries, there is very low tide in Sri Lanka, hence usually it is safe to stay overnight in the beach. Anyway it is good to take a few extra precautions before selecting the site. The site should be fair distance away from the waves and good to select a clean supply of water and other necessities. The pegs of the tent would not keep the tent on to the ground due to sandy earth. So it is always good to keep your bag or any heavy item inside the tent all the time. Also pitching the tent need some good talent as it will be quite tricky to raise it up under strong winds.

If you camp on the eastern coastline remember to wake up early in the morning to see the exciting sight of the sun rise over the horizon. If you camp in the western coast line you will be rewarded with magnificent display of colors in the western sky at twilight. You may experience the best of both worlds if you select a narrow coastline or a point in the south! I’ll come up with such terrific places in my future posts.


Anonymous said...

camping on the beach!! wow

Anonymous said...

this is a great photo, i love its simplicity

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks. It was taken at Arugam Bay. We were watching the sunrise from 430am from the tent. It was an awesome experience!!

Photo Cache said...

Nice to see a lovely sunset in Sri Lanka. Enjoy the weekend.

The Pink Geranium or Jan's Place said...

that was wonderful, and love the narration.

cara said...

Beautiul sunrise from a beautiful island. Thanks!

Tara R. said...

Beautiful spot for camping, and an awesome sunrise.

Jim said...

Cool shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Regina said...

Nice place and shot.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Photo cache,
Thanks for dropping by and for your comments :) Have a lovely wkend!

Glad you like the narration :)
Thanks for visiting and pls come again!

Thanks for dropping by and for your lovely comments :)

Indeed it is a great place for camping! Thanks for your comments!

J Bar,
Thanks for your comments as always!

Thanks for your comments again :)

Linnea said...

Very pretty place to camp; I wonder if there are any critters that might come and visit the tent?!

Kirigalpoththa said...


Not the harmful ones:)
You might find one or two dogs hovering around this area. I saw one small lizard dashing across the small stretch of land behind the tent.Thats all.

Tks for your comments!

texasnascarcowgirl said...

that is a great picture. I love to see sunrises/sunsets on a beach.

Mark Kreider said...

Sage advise!!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks for dropping by and for your comments!

Thanks a lot for your comments :)

Arija said...

Camping on a lonely beach is a wonderful experience, sunset, sunrise....just wonderful.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hi Arija,

Yep it was one of the best experience I had :)
Thanks for your comments!