Silhoutte off the edge of the Mannar Pier. Not mine, in any way
I won’t go into it into too much detail, but Mannar is a paradise. It’s the point of Sri Lanka closest to India, a little spit off the edge of the island. It’s a bit trouble to get to. We hammered my poor Toyota hatchback through the rape road through Wilpattu National Park (which by all accounts should be illegal) and then down an impressionistic patch of rubble and despair to Mannar. The town itself is a town, but surrounded on all sides by the sea and lagoon. Go another 40km into the island and you’re at the end of the world, as we know it. It’s stunning.
I’m in Anuradhapura now and have some exploring to do, hopefully getting to the Park today and back to Colombo by night. Was in Kandy watching dancing two days ago, was in the ocean watching the sunset last night, could be anywhere really tomorrow. Sri Lanka really is a small miracle. Will post more later. This is just to say.