Saturday, October 25, 2014

Serunuwara to Kanthalai, Sri Lanka.

Pied King-fisher preparing to dive.
A Bailey bridge.
The new highway.
Approach to the 'Allai bridge'.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Serunuwara to Kanthalai, Sri Lanka.

Great Egret.
Woolly-necked Stork.
The new road.
Irrigation work on a paddy field.
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.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Challiththeevu beach, Vakarai, Sri Lanka.

An outrigger canoe on the beach.

Varying shades of a sunset.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

'Challiththeevu', Vakarai, Sri Lanka.

'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.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Kallady bridges, old and new.

The Dutch Fort seen from Kallady.

Roadway over the new bridge.

Outrigger canoes on the Batticaloa lagoon near Kallady.