After spending 1/2 hour at the hatchery, we boarded the bus and headed on to Galle. Galle became prominent with the arrival of the Europeans in 1505, when a Portugese fleet arrived, having been blown off course from the Maldives and took shelter in the harbour. Apparently, on hearing a c*** crowing (gallo in Portugese), the town was given its name Galle which has stuck to this day. The fort which stands to this day was built in 1589 and was named Santa Cruz. From...
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We arrived back at the hotel around 11.15, then Roger and I took a tuk tuk into Galle around 9km away. We were dropped opposite the cricket ground, and after a couple of texts, met up with Sarah, John and Ellen by the fort entrance. By fluke they had managed to get us good tickets under a canope for 3000 Rupees, rather than the 5000 we were meant to pay. As the match was about to break for lunch, we decided to do the same, and had a delicious meal at Galle Fort ...