Friday, October 31, 2014

Kanthalai to Habarana, Sri Lanka.

A statue of King Agbo who is said to have built the bund of the Kanthalai water reservoir.
Looking on the downside of the Kanthalai tank from the tank bund.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Kanthalai town, Sri Lanka.

A 'selfie' reflection of the image of my car on a glass window of a motor-bicycle show room.

The climb to the bund f the Kanthalai reservoir.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Serunuwara to Kanthalai, Sri Lanka.

The new high-way.
A motor-cycle in a paddy field.
Building a house.
A traditional 'wattle-and-daub' 'varichchi' hut. Note the eco-friendly materials used. A hut like this could be used for as long as 20 years with repairs on and off.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Serunuwara to Kanthalai, Sri Lanka.

A Pied King-fisher hovering before diving into the stream.

A Brahminy kite hovering over a stream.

A stream.

A new bridge nearing completion.
Sites on the new road.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Serunuwara to Kanthalai, Sri Lanka.

The new road from Serunuwara to Kanthalai.

Wooly-necked storks.

Great Egret.
This newly done-up road from the Serunuwara junction on the Batticaloa - Trincomalee road, to Kanthalai passes through shrub-land and paddy fields. It is a beautiful drive.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sunrise at Vakarai, Sri Lanka.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Challiththeevu beach, Vakarai, Sri Lanka.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

'Challiththeevu', Vakarai, Sri Lanka.

The approach road.

The sandy beach.

'Challiththeevu' meaning 'pebble island', is close to Vakarai on the road to Trincomalee. It has a lovely sandy beach where one can take a sea-bath to hearts content. There are no hotels nor beach bars to spoil it. The name 'Challith-theevu' comes from an Island off the beach. The name in Tamil translates as 'pebble island. This island is approachable from the beach at low tide. It is full of coral stones and a few Pandanus trees grow there. It was wiped over by the Tsunami but the eco-system has returned slowly.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Vakarai, Sri Lanka.

Outrigger fishing canoes on the lagoon at Vakarai.

Bougainvilla flowers of many hues.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Batticaloa town, Sri Lanka.

The old and new Kallady bridges.

Exit from the new bridge.