SRI LANKA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 1 – NEGOMBO BEACH

by Antonio Gil January. 03, 2019 503 views
Sri Lanka Airlines

Sri Lanka Airlines

Negombo beach – after two plane trips (Lisbon – London (2h 40m) , London Sri Lanka - 11h 30m) and without any sleep at all the trip begins with a stroll by the Indic Ocean

Negombo beach – after two plane trips (Lisbon – London (2h 40m) , London Sri Lanka - 11h 30m) and without any sleep at all the trip begins with a stroll by the Indic Ocean

the morning haze barely let us see the fishermen boats at sea

the morning haze barely let us see the fishermen boats at sea

Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

Our hotel in Negombo at sunrise

Our hotel in Negombo at sunrise

Boats stranded at the beach – Teresa's picture

Boats stranded at the beach – Teresa's picture

The ever present crow giving us the welcome greetings

The ever present crow giving us the welcome greetings

♫♫ Neil Young - On The Beach ♫♫

After Sunrise

a poem by Umi

The view after sunrise is such a delight
The water reflects the beautiful light
The clouds are all so bright;
Coming in colours from pink and pure white.
The birds even cherish this day and here I sit
With not much to say, but the one thing I will admit
Earth is beautiful

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Bethany Plonski 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Very excited about your new series! If I remember correctly, you said something about giant lizards on this trip? 
Love the boat in #3 and 4. And of course, the crow. smile

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Bethany Plonski 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Yes, those great lizards will appear further on. smile Thanks dear friend

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Oh Goodie - a new trip! Looks dreamy ... Never been, but Des has several times, but working. Mxx

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Antonio Gil Replied to Marilyn Grimble 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Perhaps Des can recognize some of the pictures smile

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Radha Mistry 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Yay - I'm excited for this series! So how long ago was this then? Is your poem by Rumi or Umi? Never heard of an Umi lol. How do you encode your youtube clips? Very clever! My favourite is pic 6 and picture 2 is postcard dreamy. I might be going to Sri Lanka this year with my parents, we shall see. Excited to see more. X

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Antonio Gil Replied to Radha Mistry 10 months, 2 weeks ago

We went in March, 04. Umi. Neither did I. smile I copy the name I want to where the "red camera" icon is found in the page. Then, I highlight it and some symbols appear. One of those symbols is a "link" sign, and I copy the URL of the youtube page I want to that link and press enter, and it's done. Sri Lanka deserves a visit in my humble opinion, as you'll see further on smile Thanks dear Radha.

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Radha Mistry Replied to Antonio Gil 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks Antonio :) I like the way you always leave a poem and song. It brings it all to life X

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Rachel The Introvert 10 months, 2 weeks ago

These are fantastic! I love the boats in the haze, especially the monochrome one. Very moody and well, right up my alley ;) Nice work Antonio!

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Rachel The Introvert 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks dear friend. More to come smile

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
George Kunschman 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Exciting! Great captures for a tired fellow, but I know you couldn't help yourself. Have a great time!

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to George Kunschman 10 months, 2 weeks ago

We already did. This trip was made in March 2018. Thanks George

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Joe Zink 10 months, 2 weeks ago

14 hours on a plane...I can't imagine how exhausted you guys must have been.
These are wonderful, Antonio, looking forward to seeing more of your adventures!

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Joe Zink 10 months, 2 weeks ago

We were really tired but it was impossible to go to sleep at that hour. smile Thanks Joe

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Ram Ya 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Beautiful photos, Antonio!
Looking forward to seeing Sri Lanka through your lens grinning

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Ram Ya 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Glad to have your company my friend

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab 10 months, 2 weeks ago

And the journey begins with a set of beautiful photos and excellent edits. #1 edit is perfect! and of course what accompanies these beauties is a Neil Young song. Life is good smile

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Here, it was very good. Thank you for coming along in this new journey my friend

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Francesc 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Excellent set and a fantastic country...I will see your wonderful shots about it!!!

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks my friend. I'm sure you will. smile

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Andi Saw 10 months, 2 weeks ago

YAYYYYY 
T-shirts, shorts, pina colada and ... crows... oh well, at least they are superintelligent birds! 
Welcome to Sri Lanka!!!

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Andi Saw 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Much more to see further on dear friend. smile Don't forget I was very tired here smile

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Andi Saw Replied to Antonio Gil 10 months, 2 weeks ago

... and you were very sick in Japan... I've already wrote it in my new 2019 notebook! smile

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Andi Saw 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Christmas gift? smile

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Andi Saw Replied to Antonio Gil 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Well, I had no gifts for Xmas... 
It's an old organizer. I simply put 2019 sheets inside smile 
I do it every year... By February I forget to take notes, and by March it hibernate in my drawer until 2020 smile

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Aha a warm place. Looking forward to this journey

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Indeed. Here it was about 6 AM

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Antonio Gil 10 months, 2 weeks ago

My fav time of day in the tropics,just before the sun breaks through,with a cup of coffee on my terrace.

10 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Sure is my friend

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