17 September 2010

After the Bend


After passing the bend, down the road, I saw this exciting scenery in front of me.

28 comments:

Indrani said...

Very inviting for a long walk.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Indrani,
Yep, indeed! :D
Thanks for your comments.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow K... Glad you took us around the bend..... NOW--you are on the top of the world... Look at that view!!!! WOW...
Betsy

rainfield61 said...

That is the wonder.

Me-shak said...

Oh Wow, that would have been a jaw dropping moment. Lovely. reminds me of Haputale. Looking forward for more.

Cheers!

Amaris in Wonderland said...

The sky is absolutely gorgeous... what a great view from that point!

The hues of blue in the haze enveloping the ridges in the distance are inviting. Those ridges look full of mystery - begging to be explored. :)

Amila Kanchana said...

Such a nice blend of greenery and sky,perfect!

Chavie said...

Lovely!!! :D Little N must've really enjoyed the trip! :)

Natural Moments said...

Its like you can see forever upon the frontiers of Infinity.

I love your view Points!

George said...

This would make a wonderful painting. I'm glad you took us around the bend in the road.

Anjana said...

Ohh man I just want to be there for real ….. :)

magerata said...

I am grateful to you man, Thanks for the treat, For the journey too! wonderful. I can't believe, this is so beautiful.
(I asked Mom, the land supposed to a tea estate, so it could not be this! :) She showed me some photos of me bothering tea harvesters, trying to ride their baskets, when I was little.)

silent moments said...

like the way those skeleton hands of the tree trying to catch the low lying clouds...
Nice work!

Tes said...

That dark sky looks mysterious! :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Betsy,
Yes, it is great view from a short walk and I'm seeing a huge chunk of entire southern part of Sri Lanka.

Rainfield,
Yep, it is :)

Me-shak,
In fact I'm seeing more or less the same scenery from Haputhale. Difference is this place is not as high as Haputhale.

Amaris,
I agree with you. I have not really explored these mountains but the view really make me do it one day.

Amila,
Thanks and glad you like it.

Chavie,
Yes, she enjoyed a lot. She likes cool weather and now she has started observing things around her :)

Natural Moments,
I'm glad you like this view point. But I'm sure you have gone to much better places many a times :D

George,
Yes, if only I could draw well I would have done that already :)
Glad I could take you all around the bend!

Anjana,
It is not that difficult. Take the Beragala - Wellawaya Route and you have to take a turn to your right after two kilometers.

Magerata,
What is the name of the estate? There aren't many tea estates below this area. So it has to be upper level close to Haputhale.

Silent Moments,
Glad you like it. Yes, I thought that leave less tree is an interesting part of the view.

Tes,
Yes, but it never rained :)

Thanks all for your wonderful comments.

betchai said...

sometimes we thought we see everything after going to our destination, only to be surprised that there are more :) beautiful shot.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Betchai,
Yes, there is no last destination, but the whole journey is full of surprises all the way :)

Frieda said...

It would be great to get there for real. For the moment, I can watch your pictures, which is great, too :-)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful landscape.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Frieda / Rajesh,
Thanks very much for your comments :)

Sharodindu said...

very welcoming :)

Nicole said...

What a breathtaking view. You are so lucky to have such a great landscape and nature there!

magerata said...

Hi KP, it(they) are in Lindula area according to my father and being managed by a very well known tea company in Sri Lanka. Due to breaking up of tea land long ago by the government, a vast tea estate turned to be pieces and various family members who owned little parcels became a company to manage it but soon ran away to tea drinking countries. Only my father and his brother have the slightest interest. I can't reveal exact names due to some issues we are having at the moment with some relatives, who want to sell it and cash in.
But I want to grow tea one day! :) and enjoy those views. Perhaps my minor in environment technology will help me to grow "Green" tea.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Sharodindu,
Thanks mate!

Nicole,
Thanks very much :)

Magerata,
I think lot of tea estates in Sri Lanka faced similar issues when the land ownership transferred from one generation to another. The coconut cultivation had bigger issues and lot of coconut estates vanished due to the division of land.
Hope you will be able to actively involved in tea plantation here and work in your family trade oneday :)

magerata said...

My father would love and my mother will form question marks on her face if I tell them what I want to do. But I have decided to finish my studies first. As well as Land management, Sri Lanka needs good educated teachers. Since the reason for educated Sri Lankan people to run to better countries, does not affect me, I will certainly come back, even though I am of one generation removed from the land. My heart aches for the country. After my PhD and a few years of teaching, I want come and teach in Sri Lanka, and of course take care of the land I will be inheriting with my sisters. My parents will try to buy the land back from my relatives so there will be productive amount of land mass, at least. Yes, I know about the Coconut lands too, as we do have some of those. But most of the land was given to the workers of estates by my Grandfather, who was so heartbroken after the nationalization of tea lands.
At least Sri Lanka is learning from the mistakes and the tea industry is coming back. I am glad people and companies like Dilmah are there.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Magerata,
Glad you have a very good intention!
Hope you will be able to fulfill your desire :)

Harumi said...

Nature at its best..! That leafless tree, the blurry horizon and the lush grass makes it truly scenic.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Harumi,
Yes, this area has abundance of beauty! Beragala is one of my favourite areas.