Fishing is big business in Tangalle. You see a lot of colourful boats moored off in tranquil harbours. I've been told that these are the kind of vessels they use to illegally enter to Australia. I wouldn't charter the rough open seas with a wooden ramshackle ship but I guess some of us don't have a choice. Tourism on this side of the south is low key. It felt like we were the only ones around which is a shame because the waters here are way better than the ones I've seen so far in Sri Lanka. I will start heading up north soon; away from the beaches, humid weather and irritating sand at last.