Horton Plains

SriLanka 2013 : Horton plains

Horton Plains feature

As the clouds began to wrap themselves around us; we made our way down from World's End into the plains. The temperature was rising as the summer sun had started to blaze down on us through the gaps in the clouds. The path aka the Baker's Falls road was even though easy to walk on but had also partially turned into a small stream that would eventually flow into the Belihul Oya. The grasslands were full of insects. You could hear them but it was impossible to spot them especially since they'd go quiet as soon as you approached the general area they were buzzing from. This post is all about...

Read more...

Sri Lanka 2013 : Cloud Forest & World’s End

World's-End-feature

An early start to the day was in order so that we could make our way to the Hortan Plains national park at sunrise. It was an hours drive from the hotel on well paved (unlit) roads that snaked through small villages and the neighboring hills. We reached the plains just past sunrise with our first (and only) animal sighting of the common Sambar that were grazing nearby past the main entrance. The driver dropped us off at the parking lot right next to the park office/reception that was closed for maintenance. You have to a walk a short way on the path next to it to a gate where they check you for any  polythene...

Read more...