By Miles Smeeton

This undying vintage is an exhilarating precise tale of survival opposed to all odds.

'There was once a unexpected sickening feel of catastrophe. I felt a superb lurch and heel, and a thunder of sound crammed my ears. i used to be awake, in a terrified second, of being pushed into front and part of my bunk with super strength. even as there has been a tearing cracking sound, as though Tzu dangle was once being ripped aside, and water burst solidly, raging into the cabin. there has been darkness, black forums, and that i fought wildly to get out, considering Tzu dangle had already long gone. Then by surprise i used to be status back, waist deep in water, and floorboards and cushions, mattresses and books have been sloshing in wild confusion around me.'

Miles Smeeton and his spouse Beryl sailed their 46-ft Bermuda ketch, Tzu grasp, within the wild seas of Cape Horn, following the tracks of the outdated crusing clippers throughout the world's so much infamous waters. this is often an exhilarating actual tale of survival opposed to all odds, however it is additionally a considerate booklet which supplies hard-learned classes for different intrepid sailors.

As Nevil Shute writes in his foreword: 'It has been left to Miles Smeeton to inform us in transparent and easy language simply the place the bounds of safeguard lie.'

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Info: 34 Queens Road Colombo 03, Sri Lanka (In Bambalapittiya) +94 (0) 11 2501384 34 The Gallery Café Located in the late architect Geoffrey Bawa’s studio, Gallery Café is an original dining concept that fuses design and food masterfully. Chic furnishings, colorful blooms, serene water fixtures, and private patios are just a few of the elements that comprise the Gallery Café’s elegant and eclectic space. You will think you just walked into an upscale New York City eatery the second you enter the foyer.

The works featured in the art gallery are made by talented up-and-comers and include paintings, photographs, pottery, sculptures and more. Gallery Café been featured in a variety of travel and dining publications. Besides being (very) easy on the eyes, the restaurant’s menu is superb. Gallery Café is famous for its ambiance, cocktails, and sinfully delicious chocolate desserts. Make reservations well in advance to ensure you don’t miss this Paradise Road gem. Did we mention that this is the ideal place for a romantic dinner for two?

The city is small, but is a great way for travelers to get acquainted with Sri Lankan culture. I had the pleasure of staying at the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel (previously known as the TransAsia Hotel), and I can attest to its modern, elegant décor and thoughtful staff. Restaurants in Colombo proved to be diverse and delicious. Expatriated restaurateurs have helped revamp the dining scene, and prices seem to be fair across the board. Unlike restaurants, finding worthwhile nightlife venues proved to be a bit more challenging.

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