Friday, May 9, 2008

shrimp in my river going a begging!!


Last evening after a busy and tiring day, I had a lazy bathe in the river from about 5.30 to 6.30 and then Sagara and Gamini after their work also went to have their bath in the river, and as we had no protein with the rice and vegetables and the passion fruit leaf mallung, they thought they would test the water for fish and cast the net. Lo and behold they caught shrimp that is a smaller version of prawns and kept casting the net till we had enough for four for dinner. I must say for taste there is nothing like freshly caught freshwater wild shrimp fried. The photo above shows my plate with shrimp and some other small fish fried ready to eat. This was an unexpected bonus for the day. We must see if we have the same luck this evening. The fish was caught right in front of where I am typing at my desk now at most about 20 ft, so it could not be closer to home than that for anyone.

8 comments:

amongmyswan said...

I've passed by your blog a few times now, and I have to say that your journal is truly an inspiration.

Seeing how you survive on a day to day basis, and not only that, but having made the step that many of us would only dream of taking, which is moving back to Sri Lanka.

What an amazing journey.
Keep posting.

Atticus said...

The meal sounds amazing. I spent a holiday at a friend's place where meals were cooked from produce plucked just that day from the garden - possibly the best food I have had.

I'm fascinated by your return to Sri Lanka, and your choice of lifestyle. Ever thought of writing a book?

Anonymous said...

Keep writing and posting pictures!

Amazing stories!

Anonymous said...

Accidently i found your blog and since then visit your page regularly.

Your stories are taking me to the village that i always wanted to live..but i just cannot make it reality due to the commitments in life.

Good to see that there are people with courage to take that challenge.

Keep posting your stories.

Senkadagala Sinhaya said...

keep the blog going, bro, you are real srilankan, unlike fake shits who are ashamed to being in a village,

mahindamama said...

Hi Dundee,

spent some time on your blog for the first time. Its great. Keep up the good work. Why are you keeping out all those village lasses and the wives who visit you for advice?

What about that episode when we were shot at by a game rala?

cheers

naki pusa

mahindamama said...

Hi Dundee,

spent some time on your blog for the first time. Its great. Keep up the good work. Why are you keeping out all those village lasses and the wives who visit you for advice?

What about that episode when we were shot at by a game rala?

cheers

naki pusa

Anonymous said...

update! update! update!