We decided to go for a sleep for a few hours. It is recommended that a cycle of three hours is enough, so that's what we did. I only snoozed at best but when it was time to get up I was ready to go and explore. It was just the right time, the sun being over the yardarm already. Off to ‘7 Eleven’. Armed with a bag full of beers, peanuts and crisps we went back to our room.
From day one we had our breakfast in the room (the other option was down at the pool), everyday exactly at the same time. The table was set up on the balcony overlooking the pool and beach. A very nice breakfast it was: tea, coffee, fresh fruit, toast, pancakes, scrambled eggs and cereals: a great way to start the day (if you’re not on a diet).
We decided to hit the pool. This sounds dramatic; what I actually mean is take two beds to the left hand corner and sit in the shade; low and behold we've got a private pool, in fact we had a private hotel, it turned out we were the only guests at the moment.
After a drink in a small beach bar, we went to Smile, to have dinner with ‘our toes in the Thai sand’. Smile has a BBQ at the front with a display of fresh fish, lobster and large prawns, making it very difficult to make a decision. I eventually chose the prawns barbecued with rice and vegetable. My partner went for chili beef fried rice, all washed down with more freezing beer. In hindsight this was to be the most expensive meal we had in Kamala; though we did go back to Smile, I left the seafood alone.
After our yummy dinner we headed off to look for a bar for after dinner beers. Apart from a couple of girlie bars there really wasn’t the kind of thing we were looking for. We quickly learned that just going into any restaurant and asking for a beer was fine. By this time it was well gone midnight and the street was all but empty: time for bed.