Tag Archives: Trincomalee

Sun and Snorkelling in The Maldives

Who could resist diving from Pipistrelle into the tempting crystal clear waters of these islands? So we’re getting way ahead of ourselves here, and publishing this post out of sequence.  This is because it is delightful to be back in … Continue reading

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The Slowest Passage Ever!

Pipistrelle sails from Sri Lanka to The Maldives The passage south from Trincomalee along the east coast of Sri Lanka is best undertaken with northerly winds, as a northerly flowing current of up to 2.2 knots was running when we left … Continue reading

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Lasting Impressions

From Nuwara Eliya we took the train back down to Kandy where we stayed at the Kandy Hills Resort again before being collected there by Sanju for the drive to Pipistrelle and Trincomalee. So what were our impressions of ‘Trinco’? Firstly, … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Ancient Cities

From our base on Pipistrelle in Trincomalee we managed separate trips that took us to the interior of the island.  Both were interesting and fun in very different ways. Continuing our cultural activities, the first was a visit Sigiriya and … Continue reading

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First Impressions

Trincomalee is a huge natural harbour on the north east coast of Sri Lanka, providing protection from prevailing winds. While Chris and Sophie have gone off travelling further afield on the island, we have stayed on Pipistrelle and explored parts of … Continue reading

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Double Celebration!

Yes, we made it yesterday 8th February and anchored at Town Bay, Trincomalee in the afternoon after completing clearing in formalities. The first good reason to celebrate after a week at sea! The second was to celebrate Bob’s birthday, which … Continue reading

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