Woke up at 7.00 for breakfast at 8.00. (curry and rice or noodles seems to be the usual Sri Lankan , my motto is to do as the Romans do, so this has been my choice along the route, and is normally a wise choice). Today the option was fish (probably seerfish). We left the rest house at 8.30 for a short walk along the highway before ducking down along a dirt track and through a village, along the way Kingsley would stop and show us various plants and point out places of interest. He mentioned, whilst pointing out Worlds End which we walked to, that if anyone fell or committed suicide there that in order to collect their bodies it usually takes a couple of days to fetch them back, as the rescuers have to attempt the repatriation of the body from the bottom. He also said that young Sri Lankan couples have been known to jump from there quite frequently, so now when they enter the park they have to give their names and ID numbers to the authorities so that theycan tally up at the end of the day to see if anyone is missing. We then walked through some paddy fields and saw a field of tomatoes rotting in the sun. Kingsley mentioned that recently the price the villagers can get for the crop has plummeted, so it's not worth harvesting them. (The markets are controlled by a mafia system who decide what crops are worth, and take a cut, so the price can change in an instance.
The bus then met us at the end of the walk, and took us on to Haputale Railway station, where we were to meet the train which would take us to our next stop, Ella. Unfortunately, even though Kingsly had rung the station to confirm the time, when we got to the station he found out that the train would not depart from the station for another 1 hour and 15 minutes. However, this gave me time to catch up with my blog.