C’est la vie
A Slow Boat Around Sri Lanka

C’est la vie

I could not sleep. At best I had a disturbed night, given the excitement that was building up for what the morning would bring. Many many months of planning was…

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Beautiful Colombo
Beautiful Colombo

Beautiful Colombo

It was a heady night on the last day of February. I could not wait long enough to catch my flight to Colombo to start A Slow Boat Around Sri…

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3 days to go

Exhilaration. Elation. Animation. Enthusiasm. Eagerness. Anticipation. Delirious. Emotional. Zeal. Zest. Pepped. Zinged. One thing common to all these words is the feeling of intense excitement and anticipation each the clock…

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The Universe Conspires
Sea Eagle Travel Canoe

The Universe Conspires

It is a happy day for me. Today, February 11, 2020 I was presented with two enormously good pieces of news. Two things that are entirely independent of each other…

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A unique Shore Support possibility
Tuktuk hire, a unique way to travel around Sri Lanka

A unique Shore Support possibility

As you might have gathered from the earlier posts, I have been looking for a way to manage a Shore Support Team. Essentially to hire a vehicle with a driver.…

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Murphy Strikes
One of the valves in the canoe breaks off.

Murphy Strikes

Though it is unknown whether Murphy was the one who actually coined the law that goes by his name, but it essentially states that, “Anything that can go wrong will…

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The joys of small steps
The first BIG step - booking of travel tickets

The joys of small steps

It has been famously said, “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. It is so true. In fact on an expedition like A Slow Boat Around…

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The Packing Kit
A Slow Boat Around Sri Lanka

The Packing Kit

I have learnt to pack light. It was not always so. In fact, on the Ganges I had to offload a whole lot of gear progressively. By the time I…

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Hunger is awesome

When people hear about the Sri Lanka circumnavigation expedition, almost always they ask me questions related directly to the effort itself. “How tough is it going to be?”“What about sea…

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The Beaufort Scale

In the previous post I had briefly alluded to the Beaufort Scale. Let us look at what it is in just a little more detail. The Beaufort scale was devised…

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