Friday, November 11, 2011

Bentota Beach

Our previous trips to Sri Lanka have taken us to its largest city of Colombo;

Kandy where the elephant orphanage is found;

and the tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya.

But this time, we decided to head to the beach in Bentota.

Yusef tried surfing for the first time.

Zack enjoyed digging holes in the sand.

And hubby and I did some beach exploration.

At the end of a beautiful day, we watched the sun set from our balcony.

And then, the accident happened. We were heading downstairs for dinner, Zack tripped on his shoestrings, pushed me from behind and I missed the last two stairs, landed wrong and twisted my ankle. It immediately began to swell and has gotten worse in the days since.

It's one thing when you twist your ankle at home, but when you are on vacation and unable to walk properly, it means your beachcombing days are over.

Today and tomorrow I will rest as much as I can.

Today is Veteran's Day (thanks to all our military men and women) and it is also my brother's 44th birthday (Happy Birthday, Eric).

Wishing you all a fabulous Friday. Peace & blessings, Tammy


Catherine said...

Oh you poor thing! What rotten luck to twist your ankle on holidays. I hope you at least get to sit on the beach and soak up some sunshine! You sure saw some beautiful things ~ oh those elephants ~ fun!
xo Catherine

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Happy Birthday to Eric!

That sunset shot is wonderful... at least you could enjoy an amazing view with your poor little ankle propped up!! Drats! for the fall!

Amen to our military people. blessings ~ tanna

summersundays-jw said...

Darn those kids! How many times have you told him to "tie his shoes". Hope you're feeling better. Thanks, again, for taking us along on another beautiful trip. Take care! Jan

Becky~ said...

Goodmorning Tammy!I hope you get feeling better.As far as the activities the boys are doingI would enjoy digging the holes with Zach,lol.Not much for the surfing.

Blessings and a nice weekend to you!

Linda said...

Hope you didn't break something in your ankle! Maybe should have it checked out if it doesn't improve.

Loved reading about your vacation and seeing the photos. :)


Mona @ la la by mona said...

Sorry to hear about your accident. What a bummer! I hope that it heals quickly. Did you bring along something to work on?

Anonymous said...

Lovely photos...I was SURE you'd shoe one of your swollen ankle!!!! Or not.......
Surfing, hole digging (awesome) and just walking on the beach. Perfect.
What is that orange thing on the beach? It has wonderful texture!
Rest well. Too bad you don't have a nice cold beer to ease the pain.

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy....The sunset photos are lovely. Hope the ankle is better. Are you icing and lifting it? Good luck. So sorry that had to happen.It's probably painful, too. Take care. Susan from Writing Straight from the Heart

Melanie said...

Beautiful beach shots, but I'm so sorry about the accident and you twisting your ankle. :-(

Becca said...

Oh no Tammy! That's terrible! I hope you are feeling a bit better. Your vacation photos are cool. Take care.

Celestial Charms said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your fall. These things always seem to happen at the most inconvenient time! :(
Hope you make the best of the rest of your stay.
Beautiful photographs!

glor said...

What beautiful pictures. Sorry to hear about the ankle. Hope that it is healing quickly and your back on top. Happy Birthday dear brother. While you're healing maybe join us in our little penguin crochet along? Blessings to all.

Cindy Adkins said...

Happy Birthday to your brother! And WOW, these are all such gorgeous pictures--You and your family know how to enjoy life!!! Thank you so much for your sweet message--you are such a doll.

besomom said...

So sorry to hear you got hurt! I broke my toe on a beach vacation a few years ago, and that hindered me much more than you would expect. I hope your ankle heals quickly.

vicki said...

Tammy- this looks like it "could" have been the most perfect vacation--- so sorry about your ankle. What rotten luck- do take care of yourself. I know it is a disappointment-- I have similar luck- ( broke my toe while we were at the beach a few weeks ago!)

Hope they all wait on you hand and "foot"!

Heather - The Good Life said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip aside from the accident. I hope your foot is doing better and you are 100% soon. Happy birthday to your brother. :-)

Sharon said...

Beautiful pictures and the perfect beach, so sorry your fun ended too soon. I hope you are keeping your foot up and not walking on it, sounds like a sprain, you poor dear. (I remember when I did mine in and crawling to the bathroom, before I could locate a walker - it wasn't much fun)

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Diane said...

Oh, dear. I imagine Zack felt terrible. I enjoyed your beach pictures Tammy. I wish you would have been able to spend more carefree time there. Get better. Diane

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Tammy,

Hope Zack will from now on tie his shoe laces properly and prevent this from happening again!
Poor you as this is such a precious time you'd been looking forward to. So much needed as an change from your balcony outings into free space with water and calm.
Hope things go better soon.
Love to you and it's so sweet of you to send this out on Veterans Day!


blessedmom's simple home said...

Wonderful photos from your trip to Sri Lanka. We have friends living there, and they love to surf there too :) I hope your ankle is better soon. Thank you so much for your well wishes for Jordan!

Serena said...

I'll bet Zack feels terrible that his own tripping caused you to twist your ankle. I hope it's feeling much better today. Were you able to get hold of some crutches?

I LOVED all of your photos, Tammy...what an amazing place to visit.

Serena xo

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