Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Survivors

My time in Arugam Bay is over. I have to say that the people of Arugam Bay are probably the most welcoming friendly people that I've met anywhere in the world. So thankyou Arugam Bay for an amazing couple of months and I would definitely love to come back one day.

Now is the moment you've all been waiting for. After 10 weeks of life in Arugam Bay not only was I wowed by the spectacular landscape, amazed at the amount of sugar the locals consumed, and bewildered by their driving methods, but mostly importantly I was totally impressed by the quality of dogs that roamed the streets. Hereby I have carefully put together the first 2011 Arugam Bay dog calender. The photos seen are a small teaser. I was going to make actual calenders and use them to raise money for my future endeavours however I'm leaving the country again in 3 days to go Hawaii so this is not really possible. But if anyone really would like to get their hands on one of these limited edition calenders please contact me and we can try organise something. Most of the photos were taken on an Olympus fe with 4.65 optical zoom, 12 megapixels and a half broken screen.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


The more I stay in Sri Lanka the more I see a need here and more opportunity everyday. Yesterday was completely rad, me, Nate, and Andy helped connect a water line to a family's house. We dug, laid pipe, put fittings in the kitchen, toilet and made an outdoor shower and now for the first time the family has running water. It was so good to see, because for someone like the mother who stays there 24/7, it made a world of difference. I think she was pretty moved by the fact that we would help them and not want anything in return, cause her daughter came up and said, “Andy good but bad thing because mother is crying, but good thing because she is so happy”.