“Oh, Lord, Give Me an Open Road!”*
“As a pure driving experience, the 30km Dodangaslanda B409 Road is a memorable one. You will find yourself driving through broad paddy fields and dense coconut plantations in the lower reaches and, as you hit the hills, through close ranks of rubber trees and dense jungle, until you join the A9 Highway just north of Matale. Torque is as important as horsepower on those steep curves, so use your gearbox well.”
Shot on assignment for Explore Sri Lanka magazine, as part of my photo story on driving through Rattota, which appears in the June 2017 issue.
*The Sri Lankan Motorists’s Prayer, only answered during the Driver’s Hour (which is actually two hours, the one preceding and following sunrise).