Category: 2019 Sri Lanka

A 12-day guided photographic trip featuring the culture and wildlife of Sri lanka.

Border Crossings

Formerly known as German South West Africa, current day Namibia is a peculiar shape. In the northeast corner is a 500km long, narrow salient, rather like a pan handle, sandwiched between Angola in the north and Botswana in the south,

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Disturbed

All the times foxcam was mounted on a tripod in our back garden, multiple Foxes and Badgers came within couple of feet of it and paid it no heed. They simply got on with looking for snacks and munching them.

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Two by Two

I aimed foxcam over the back garden fence again last night but earlier than usual so I could set it up in the fading light. No bait was involved, either. I’m glad it was out early because the first action

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At Last!

Lamb shoulder bones were on the menu again for Foxcam last night. We really are addicted to barbecued lamb shoulder. The bones were gratefully cleaned up by our latest fox with the kink in its brush. It would be intriguing

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To Takarakka

Happily we were leaving Emerald after one night. We’d eaten in a pub/hotel called the Star and Emerald itself seemed relatively pleasant, especially the botanic garden. It was just the touring camp that seemed crummy – an uninspiring layout with

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Down Time

Our last full day in Sri Lanka wasn’t billed as down time but we chose to make it so. There was an optional whale watching boat trip but me and modestly sized boats do not get on well at the

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Sunrise to Sunset

Oddly, we managed to sleep beneath our mozzie net in our fan-assisted oven. We didn’t have to sleep too long because we had yet another 0-dark-30 start, our alarm being set for 04:15. Had there been tea in the tent

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Athgira River Camp

Laundry done – we have enough to last the rest of the trip – after two nights staying in Farm Resorts at Dickoya, our next stop will be the Athgira River Camp. That should be interesting. First and foremost it

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Tea Pickers

We had one 2-night stop but that was very early on in our tour, on nights 2 and 3, at  Wilpattu National Park. Now at our Farm Resorts accommodation we have another 2-night stop which is more interesting; it means

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Disappointing Waterfalls

We had our first sensible morning start time, at last. We left our swanky but very busy, large hotel at 08:30 along with three other larger tourist buses. Today we were heading into Sri Lanka’s Golden Valley of Tea. Our

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