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Remarkable & RARE Elephant Rescue At Sea By The Sri Lankan Navy.

by Anura Guruge

Click here for the original from the U.K. Guardian.

Click to ENLARGE and read snippet. Use link above to access the U.K. Guardian original.

Where this took place.

Northeast Sri Lanka north of ‘Trinco‘.

Pretty incredible, very suave and at the same time SO Sri Lankan!

I have told you multiple time, the most recent just 6-days ago, about the special relationship that Sri Lankans have with elephants, whether wild or domesticated.

This elephant, a WILD one from the jungles in that part of the country, was found 10 miles from shore! They think it was swept out, accidentally, by a strong current. Wow. I have never heard of elephants needing to be rescued from the sea. Has got me thinking. This one was, serendipitously, spotted. Does this mean we lose elephants at sea! That is NO joke. That would be such a waste. IF I had any sway in Sri Lanka I would urge the relevant officials to try and determine whether this was a freak or not.

That they spend 12 hours bringing it back close to shore is CLASSIC Sri Lankan. We are into low-tech and trial-and-error. Notice there was no attempt to put some sort of large floatation collar around the elephant. They must have some in Sri Lanka for salvage and rescue purposes. Just using ropes to pull an elephant weighing a few tons seems cruel. But, they saved his life — we think.

Well done. Hats off.

Related posts:
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by Anura Guruge

“Blood, Sweat & Tears” Next Up For Great Waters, In Wolfeboro, N.H., Friday, July 10, 2015 — THE BIG ONE.

.Anura Guruge December 2014 thumbnail
by Anura Guruge

Related posts:
>> John Gorka & Cliff Eberhardt.
>> 4th of July 2015 concerts.
>> “Red Molly”.
>> “Devonsquare”

>> “Aztec, Two-Step”.
>> “Yellow Brick Road”
— Brilliant!
>> 2015
Great Waters Schedule.
>> Blood, Sweat & Tears.

>> Setup for ‘Festival Chorus’
>> Gordon Lightfoot Concert

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Click to access original “Blood, Sweat & Tears” preview post from November 2014.


‘Recent’, i.e., Dec. 2014, performance by the latest reincarnation of BS&T — with Bo Bice doing the lead vocals. Click to access YouTube video.


Click to ENLARGE. Current vs. Original members. No there are none of the originals in the band now. BS&T is a franchise. Bobby Colomby, one of the originals, OWNS the franchise.




Click to ENLARGE. This, their very specific catering requirements for shows, appears on their (rather slipshod) Website under ‘Tour’. Thought you might enjoy it. Shame that they have never bothered to correct ‘etc.’. Big crew — 14. 9 band members (one more than the original).


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Bo Bice the current lead. Here is the Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo_Bice

This Friday, July 10, 2015 concert, at Kingswood, Wolfeboro, N.H. (the first at that venue this year), as I wrote about in November 2014, is THE BIG ONE — the star event — for Great Waters for this season.

It is, from what I can see, going to be BIG in all fronts. 9 members in the band. A crew of 4 to 5. It will be quite the set-up and tear-down. It should be fun.

Was never a big BS&T fan. But maybe they will win me over. Of course I will tell you about it after the show.

Hope you can make it.