We walked down the hill to the Curds and Honey Restaurant for breakfast and everyone had pancakes (crepes). I had lime and sugar pancakes, David and Eskedar had banana and chocolate pancakes and Bereket was really brave and tried Sri Lankan curd and honey pancakes with treacle. Lets just say that I won. Poor B was not a fan of Curds nor were the rest of us, sadly. It was rather sour. My crepes were awesome but then I always have pancakes with sugar and lemon back home so I didn't go out on a limb like Bereket did. The kids had great, fresh juice which was awesome - pineapple for E and mango for B.
People come to Ella for the hiking. It's so beautiful here. You are surrounded by mountains, waterfalls and tea plantations. We decided to bite the bullet, while the sun still shone, and do the most famous hike up Little Adam's Peak right after breakfast. We headed up the road and didn't get lost once. A real achievement for our family!
Little Adam's Peak is a small mountain 1141 m (3743 ft) in height. It's named after the sacred and much larger Sri Pada, or Adam's Peak, because it's believed they look so similar. The walk up was beautiful.
I was a little skeptical about how great it would be at the top. I tend to idealize things. You see, there was this time, when I was in grade six and our teacher took us up a mountain at the end of the year. I was very excited. We were going to make ice cream and I pictured it like it was going to look like the mountain at the end of Sound of Music. There we would be with long, walking sticks, wiping the sweat from our brow, looking up to see rolling Austrian-like hills. No singing. Just green and beautiful.
On the actual day we seemed to walk for hours (I'm sure it was no time at all) but when we reached the top, there was ... a power station. No rolling hills. Nothing. Thank God there was ice cream.
From then on, I tend to be a little hesitant when it comes to getting my hopes up.
But I shouldn't have had any doubts. The walk was definitely worth it. The top was beautiful! Not a power station in sight.
Until next time, thanks for reading!