18 July 2011

Trail



This picture was captured somewhere close to Negombo. A few kilomtres from the main airport of Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile, an epic Trail, which was started on the 1st of July has now completed two thirds of its journey. It is a walk right across Sri Lanka to collect US$ 2million to build a Paediatric Cancer Ward in Jaffna Hospital.

You can see more information here.

21 comments:

George said...

This is a wonderful picture.
I hope the walk is successful in raising the money to build the new ward in the hospital.

rainfield61 said...

A charity walk!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a great cause. Glad you all have finished 2/3rds of the journey... That is awesome.
Betsy

Kirigalpoththa said...

Rainfeild / George / Betsy,

Thanks all for your comments :D

Gallicissa said...

Wonderful initiative.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Gallicissa,
Yep it is a splendid intiative by the organizers.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shot. Walking all alone for long stretch.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks for your comments Rajesh!

betchai said...

that's a great shot, hope the trail finishes and the $2M dollar would be attained for the noble purpose of building a pediatric center

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks a lot Betchai!

Magerata said...

Hi KP, what a fantastic piece of work. I walked on a deserted beach almost like this in the south of SL, I am sure with thoughts not much different from this kid's. Before I knew it, I had walked about 6KM just drinking in the nature.Then the rains came forcing me to turn back.
Love the way you bring out your ideas, be it on monutain tops or a beach. I just want to throw away my shoes and walk.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Magerata,
Yes, I couldn't stop taking a picture of him. It was a windy day and a perfect evening to be at the beach.
Thanks for your comments.

Frieda said...

That's a wonderful project. I hope it will succeed.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks Frieda :)

nancy said...

I would have love to join that walk for a cause project, should I be in Sri Lanka or somewhere near.

God bless your soul for helping those in need.

Amaris in Wonderland said...

Looks like you get some mighty powerful waves!

This seems like a perfect picture for the charity walk. It captures carefree innocence, determination, fun, the power of one - the difference that even one person can make, if they chose to...

It's great! :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Amaris,
Yes this area gets strong winds and certain time of the year you egt to see lot of people coming for water sports like surfing, kitesurfing etc...

Glad you like the image. I just took a picture of this kid and later thought it is a good one to mention about the charity walk.
Thanks for your comments.

Knatolee said...

I went and "liked" the FB page for the Trail, I hope they earn $2 million and then some!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hi Knatolee,
Thanks for your comments.
They came very close in achieving the target :)

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Nice photo with a great initiative!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks Bhavesh!