Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Wondering In Kurunegala 2, Getting To The Top Of Ethugala Rock

This post is from my visit to the Ethugala rock on 20/06/2010. This place is of historical, ecological, and cultural importance. The kind of wildlife I've observed there will be available on my wildlife blog soon.  Ethugala is very closely associated with the ancient era when Kurunegala was the Capital. That era starts from the year 1293 according to the resources. Actually the history of Kurunegala stretches back way beyond that, but I need to do a lot of studies before going in to it any deeper.

There is a twisting tarred road that takes you to the top, and there is a steep route too, with steps engraved on the rock itself. I took these images on the way to the top along the tarred road.


These I took from various spots on the top.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

An escape to the paradise of Knuckles Range

Some of my workmates and I have decided to do some frequent traveling, with one another's families. The first trip of the scheme took place on last Sunday.  Our destination was Reversturn, a peak of the Knuckles range. We also spent a litle time in Pitawala Pathana and had a cool and soothing bath in Thelagamu Oya river. The route we took was from Kurunegala to Thalgodapitiya Junction along Dambulla road, tp , Mathale from there, and to Reversturn across Rattota, Then to Pitawala Pathana and Thelagamu Oya. Our trip being a short one didn't stop us from having a good time. The weather was very mild and the wind was ferocious as you see in the videos.   A tiny bit of info in a wildlife sense is on my wildlife blog.