Saturday, August 23, 2008

going fishing

This a photo of Rupe in the village of Ratmale off to fish for his family and sell any excess to his neighbours.

As the water level of the Ratmale tank has fallen substantially as the water has been irrigating the paddy fields, it is time to catch the fish. So in the evening a few days ago he took his tube and net and went fishing.

I bought a wela of fish in this case 4 lullas for Rs 200 for us to eat and if bought from the fisherman who comes our way we would usually pay twice.


Anonymous said...

welcome back with all these nice stories. Looks like you spend a lot of time in the farms now! How are the paddy fields, love to see a photo!

Anonymous said...

what an interesting life. it must seem so normal to you over there living within the environment, but when viewed from afar, it is fascinating, like reading old colonial accounts of Sri Lanka!

Keep up the good work.