Wednesday, November 12, 2014

2014, Day 315 - Numbing

Today was rather a waste of a day.  Our drive was meant to pick us up at 10:30 and while he arrived on time his car was too small for the four of us and our luggage.  So we waited for two hours while he arranged for a van and a new driver, Nanda.

Once Nanda arrived we hopped in the van and headed out for Kandy.  It is a little over seventy miles away and usually takes three hours.  Today there was, inexplicably, a massive amount of traffic and we ended up on the road for about eight hours less a quick stop to have a really late lunch.  Otherwise we were trapped in an admittedly comfortable van that was getting increasingly uncomfortable with time.

Finally, hours after the sun set, we made it to our guesthouse.  The proprietors greeted us warmly and showed us around.  They live in the house with their guests and we were immediately treated like family.  In anticipation of our arrival they prepared a wonderful lentil soup and from fresh fruit.  It was a perfect light meal before settling in for the night.

Since my butt is falling asleep and there is no internet connection at the moment I will sign off.

Pictured below is the Old Town Hall in Colombo.

Fuji X-T1, Fujinon 10-24/f4R OIS
10mm, f4, 1/125 sec @ 2500 ISO

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