Negombo Fishing Market - 3AM
Today began our tour. But before that we went to a morning fisherman’s mecca in Negombo. About 1.5 hours outside of Colombo. We were in a haze from the night before when we left at 1AM this morning. Darting through the dark side streets in the fishing village, we caught up to a fairly large load truck. Ducking in and out of awareness, we all heard the squeal. A dog had just been run over by the front left tire of the truck, sort of alive for a split second, then crushed by the back left tire. The driver didn’t even seem to consider slowing down or stopping.
But I didn’t feel too much beyond a bit of a shock at first sight. Then I realized that this is a wild dog, no one’s pet. Not that it makes it alright, but easier not to feel horrible for the family I guess?
The port was full of a variety of fish, shark, and manta ray. The scene turned into stock exchange for a bit with the shipments laid out. Was a sight to behold.
About midday we met Samantha, our driver for the next two weeks and off to Kandy we went for the Perahera parade.
Samantha, the Buddhist driver