26 October 2011

Peeli Hatha

‘Peeli hatha’ means seven springs of water. I saw only one spring of water but the rocky ledge would create seven of them during rainy season. Above place was found about one kilometer from this tree.

It was a nice pool of water but I was disappointed to witness this mess in the vicinity.


The Puppeteer said...

Where around is that?

And I don't understand why people can be a little environmentally conscious. Carrying the empty bottles and bags back with them couldn't be too hard.

Kirigalpoththa said...

I think most of the people come here for a drink..not so much to enjoy the nature. So after the drinking session (invariably Sri Lankan style, where they drink till they can't walk properly) they hardly find any conscience to walk back the way they came, let alone carrying the crap they bring over here.

This place is about 4km from Mathugama town.

George said...

This is a beautiful spot, even if there is only one spring of water. I really like the pool.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks very much.

Anonymous said...

I love the picture and try to forget about the things people do. I always wonder why the rivers, streams creeks looks cleaner and brighter in the northern hemisphere? People are not much different over here too, we spent quite a bit time cleaning up a stretch of a beach during our camping trip. Collected three thrash bags full of stuff like water bottles, candy wrappers and cigarette left overs. Education is the key.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Yes, education especially on discipline which is required here.
Thanks for your comments.

betchai said...

it is indeed frustrating to see mess around nature, so hard to understand why people can't pick up after themselves :(

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks a lot for your comments

Amila Salgado said...

Looks a lovely spot, K.
Sad to see all that garbage. And embarassed.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Yep, lost my appetite to stay there any longer..

Tammie Lee said...

springs are a wonderful thing. water flowing from the earth, something magical and often pure about it.

Anjana Gunawardena said...

lovely place!

එත් අපේ එවුන්ව මකලවත් හදන්න බැහැ!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks a lot for your lovely comments :)

Thanks, you should visit this place.
සම'හරක්' මකලවත් හදන්න බැහැ!

Amaris in Wonderland said...

What a scenic pool! I can imagine what it's like after a rain... It's no wonder it attracts so many people - whether they know how to respect it, or not.

Education is definitely the key. Here in central Brazil they employ street sweepers, so people are accustomed to throwing things on the ground "to give them something to do.”

Unfortunately, this becomes a mindset, and when they are in the beautiful areas like Araguaia (where there are no street sweepers) they litter freely... Every camping trip, i try to pick up as much as i can, and educate by example.

What an absolutely gorgeous place, and astute commentary. Great post, K!

Harshi said...

Those cube and prism like rocks on the right add a strange beauty to the scenery. It must be a stunning sight when all the 7 cascades could be seen.

About the pollution, I think someone should invent a brainwashing pill that'd teach them how to Go Green for good. =D

Kirigalpoththa said...

It was drizzling when I took this picture. Unfortunately I went there at the beginning of the rainy season. So it should look better now.
...And that pill should be a compulsory ingredient in all local liquor. :)