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Waiting for a star to fall in Wilpattu National Park

March 27th 2017
HE SAID... Today we were travelling north from Negombo to Wilpattu National Park, then east to Anuradhapura. We left Negombo around 8:30am after an early morning visit to the beach town’s fish markets and lagoon foreshore. We initially travelled north, hugging the western coastline for just under an hour until we arrived in the small township of Madampe to visit a local home-based industry coop ... read more
Asia » Sri Lanka » Northern Province » Wilpattu National Park

Sri Lankan Flag The Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century B.C., probably from northern India. Buddhism was introduced beginning in about the mid-third century B.C., and a great civilization developed at the cities of Anuradhapura (kingdom from circa... ... read more
4th January 2018

Wilpattu National Park
Sometimes the parks with smaller concentrations of animals are the most rewarding...gotta look harder and enjoy when animals are found. Other than that there is a silence that can be enjoyable as well. This is a great shot. Wondering if Mum's bub cut her hair...looks like the scissor job our daughter inflicted on her dolls (and attempted on us) when she was small.
5th January 2018

Re: Wilpattu National Park
The quietness of this park was very welcome, especially after we'd visited two more popular parks. The toque macaque 'hair styles' were hilarious, especially when it looked like they'd meticulously combed that middle part :)

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