A good nights sleep was had even after the late afternoon nap from me yesterday.
While sorting a few bits out with her clothes Siobh let out a scream and ran across the room shouting "WHAT THE HELL IS THAT!!!".
I was pulled out of bed to inspect the clasp of her rucksack where a tiny toad or frog was found taking cover for the night.
The frog was safely removed and relocated to the balcony where Siobh freely took a photo.
Catastrophe over, we proceeded with today's itinerary.
We hired a scooter and headed out to breakfast. A French owned cafe served croissant, scrambled egg, and bacon to Siobh, and another cracking fruit, yoghurt, and Muesli bowl for me.
We traversed across the island to the east coast in the direction of the old town of Lanta. We stopped at an elephant camp on the way to take a look.
We arrived in the little old town of Lanta as the sun was just prodding through the clouds. Lanta old town is a road of 25 wooden buildings built on stilts above the sea on one side and a matching 25 wooden buildings on the other side of the high street. It's looks like the set of a Wild West town. Most of the buildings are souvenir shops or restaurants but the odd few are some lucky people's homes.
One shop 'the hammock house' took our fancy at first site. We have tested a wide variety of hammocks during our travels and have always talked about buying one to eventually take home. With 2 weeks left in Asia it seemed the perfect time and place to purchase one.
The hammock house has hundreds of hammocks in a variety of materials, sizes, colours and styles. All the hammocks are hand made by the Mali hill tribe group in Northern Thailand and each one is labelled with the name of weaver, the amount of yarn used, and the labour time.
We chose a sitting hammock made by Pum, taking total of 36 man hours to complete, using 3km of cream coloured Cotten yarn, and costing us thousands! Thousands of baht that is, 1300bht or a bargain £28.
Now all we need is to buy a house to hang it in!
After a drink and some more shopping we headed back to the resort and dumped off the bags and sat in one of the chill out bars overlooking the sea.
We went exploring the west coast of the island for dinner. We had a mixed meze from a Greek restaurant, it was soo good!
More shopping and just general looking around built up an appetite for something sweet, so we found a cafe and had tea and banana pancakes for dessert. We also booked our bus ticket further south for tomorrow.