2013 – Negombo, Sri Lanka – Our Tuk Tuk driver takes us on tour around the area.
The Fish Market
Before we could see the market we could smell the fish. The market was teaming with fish and people …busy busy !! We follow our driver along the fishy water sogged pathway to the market. The vendors were busy gutting fish for customers. Many varieties of fish and some with brilliant color. We took a picture of a parrot fish. Also some of the largest Tiger Shrimp I have ever seen. Huge collections of mats near the beach, where fish are spread out to dry.
70 KM long, beginning in Negombo and ends in Colombo. It is quite a feat considering it had been built hundreds of years ago by the Dutch. I am thinking it may have been built by the Sri Lankans with the Dutch overseeing the engineering. It facilitate the trade of spices including cinnamon. Cinnamon groves still exist here and originated by the Dutch in the 1600’s