3.1.11 Kandy to Nuwara Eliya 46 mile

The start of the hill country. yesterday was serious climbing, we left Kandy on the A5 for Gampola and climbed a 5/6 mile mountain at 1600 meters above sea level but then dropped down and lost most of our height we just gained, what a sicken-er. We then passed a big waterfall at Ramboda and started the massive climb to Nuwara Eliya. It was sheer pain, OK at first as the views were great traveling up past all the tea plantations but i lost count of the hairpin bends we went round and it never seemed to end. Over 10 miles of up taking nearly 2 hours reaching the summit at 1980meters or 6185feet. It was also very cold up there so was freezing by the time we dropped to our guesthouse called single tree inn. Only consolation was it didn’t rain today. Had a filling meal of chicken and noodles at an outdoor place at the bottom of the road and a few beers before a good nights rest. Having a day off today before heading to Ella then its south for some sought after sun.

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