Our view before cycling, a monsoon.
Hope it doesn’t happen again, they are not ready.
Protected species, wandering around the fish markets.
Different jubilee. Different Queen. Faded now.
Too much for one person? No.
Our group. L to R, Ganesh, Bill, Janice, Paul, Suranga, Linda, Paul, Marcus. 27/11/2015.
Temple to Shiva. The temple was built in 4c BC, and destroyed by Portuguese 400 yrs ago, rebuilt 200 yrs ago.
Cradles hung in the tree to aid fertility by newlyweds.to aid fertility.
Temple to Shiva. Built in 5th c BC but destroyed by Portuguese. Rebuilt 200 yrs ago. Tsunami didn’t hit as on high land,
Everyone wants Trinco harbour. Deep water and strategic. This canon wouldn’t do much now, but did in its day.
Note the bullet holes. LLTE = Tamil Tigers.
Still hot but wetter. Beaches beautiful with light touch tourism. Trinco harbour escaped the Tsunami due to its deep waters, not so the surrounding areas where 35,000 people lost their lives. So much history here with invasions by the Dutch, Portuguese, Indians, British and a few skirmishes with Burma and yet the Sri Lankans remain friendly.
Last day with the group. Back to Colombo tomorrow and the start of our 2 week unguided adventure. A little disconcerting.