Thursday, January 30, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Birds on the Vallai to Varany road, Jaffna, Sri Lanka, 23rd December 2013.

A black-headed Ibis.

A Godwit.

A Glossy Ibis.

A Brahminy Kite.
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Monday, January 27, 2014

Vallai to Thunnalai, Jaffna, Sri Lanka, 23rd December 2013.

A cemetery.

A kovil.

Birds on a paddy field.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Vallai to Kodikamam, Jaffna, Sri Lanka, 24th December 2013.

Turning off at Vallai at 'Mudakkaththaan Santhy' on the road to Kodikaamam.

Typical village scene with free-roaming cattle on the road.

A 'Yellow Bittern' by the side of the road.

A 'Black-headed Ibis' swimming in the lagoon.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Market at Maruthanamadam, Jaffna, Sri Lanka, 23rd December 2013.

Statue of 'Aanjaneyar', Maruthanamadam.

Farm produce for sale.

Three-wheeler with produce for the market.

Bananas for sale straight from the farms.

Potatoes, Bombay onions, red onions & vegetables from the farms close by for sale.
In the 1950s as a youngster I remember this market. The produce for sale from the farms close by is still the same though the volume is less. The bicycle which was used earlier is now replaced by the three wheeler. Electronic scales have replaced the earlier 'tharaasu'. The dress habits have changed but the courtesy and kind words spoken are still there.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Thondamanaru to Jaffna via Atchuvely, a photo-journey, 22nd December 2013.

Road past Atchuvely.

Building near Aavarangkaal junction.

'Aariya Kulam', Jaffna.
'Rio Ice-cream Bar', Nallur.
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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Bird life in the Thondamanaru Lagoon, Sri Lanka.

'Black-winged stilt'

'Eurasian Curlew'

'Indian Pond-heron'

'Painted Stork'
On a 15 minute drive from Thondamanaru to Idaikkaadu one passes through the side of the Lagoon. Bird life in December is plentiful. I took these pictures from inside the van using a 70-300mm VR lens on my Nikon D90.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Thondamanaru, a visit, 22nd December 2013.

The KKS road through the village.
The 'Pillayaar Kovil'.

'Sinnakkadatkarai' the famous bathing spot.

The new bridge.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

Point-Pedro to Urani a journey on the 22nd December 2013.

Vyapaarimoolai junction.

Inpuriddy boat shed.

Sakkottai Catholic church.

Urani Government Hospital.
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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Vallipuram to Point-Pedro, Sri Lanka, 22nd December 2013.

Aalvaar Kovil, Vallipuram.
Katcovalam, junction.
Nellandaippillayar Kovil, Thumpalai.
Light-house, Point-Pedro.
Hartley College, Point-Pedro.
Methodist Girls' High School, Point-Pedro.
All my old boyhood haunts filled with thrill and adventure are here now rejuvenated. Click on the web-link below to see more photos:-