Tuesday, October 21, 2014

'Challiththeevu', Vakarai, Sri Lanka.

The approach road.

The sandy beach.

'Challiththeevu' meaning 'pebble island', is close to Vakarai on the road to Trincomalee. It has a lovely sandy beach where one can take a sea-bath to hearts content. There are no hotels nor beach bars to spoil it. The name 'Challith-theevu' comes from an Island off the beach. The name in Tamil translates as 'pebble island. This island is approachable from the beach at low tide. It is full of coral stones and a few Pandanus trees grow there. It was wiped over by the Tsunami but the eco-system has returned slowly.