After breakfast we caught the none airconditioned local bus to Tangalla, which is just 2 hrs further along the south coast. Interesting sitting with the locals! Dad was sat next to a Buddhist Monk who spent most of his time on his mobile phone!!
Got the bus to drop us off at the beach just before Tangalla so we could check out the only place with air conditioning in the area. He wanted to show us his brothers place. So we obliged and were shown a rustic two floor open plan cabana (hut). When I say open plan, I mean OPEN plan!!! Downstairs a clean spacious bathroom area - note I don't say room. Upstairs two mattresses on the floor with mosquito nets over them. The thing that makes it interesting is that half the wall is missing and you can see out to the sea, which is crashing on the sand just outside the door! Wow!
Cost 3000rps. We went to check out the aircon place which was really nice - lovely pool, nice room in a little bungalow, with TV and propped beds. Cost 8000rps. Although this place was really nice we decided to stay at Sandys for a different experience.
We met a nice Australian couple, went for a walk along the beach and I made the most of still being a kid by playing around on the sand. I had to watch the waves though, as while I was building my sand wall, they were crashing down nearby and very unpredictable. Sunset fell and we had a huge BBQ fish meal at Sandys. The cricket was on again and Australia were playing West Indies. We watched the game on the TV in the shared area. Couldn't stay until the end as we were sure to be awake very early as the sun shines into our cabana!!