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Yes, again... nets... last time...till I don't know when...

This is Negombo, near Colombo, which hosts tourist resorts. However, there are a few interesting places, for instance the public beach when fishermen are coming back early in the morning.

Unfortunately I was misinformed, 7AM was too early, i missed the traditional fishing sailing boats with incredible triangular black sails I had never seen before, those slower boats returned later, and i could just see a fleet of them passing far off while i was already elsewhere.
I still have rolls of fishing nets on the beach plus the very interesting fish market. Honour safe.

There is an implicit rule on the beach between fishermen and poor people, you cannot see the near to begging people on the pic, I was standing beside them. The small fish you can see trapped in the nets are anchovies, every fish within the net limits belongs to the fisherman, if ever it falls on the sand it belongs to the first who catches it.
Each time an anchovy was sacked off the net or even fell 2cm outside the net, someone swiftly picked it up in a snap of the fingers.

The strange thing was that the fishermen hardly even glimpsed or cared at what the others were taking from their fish.
Really two different worlds on one beach.

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