* After driving to Hydramarni, we had a great tour of their facilities with a presentation documenting all their work on the sustainability front – environmentally and ethically – it was interesting to see their developments and achievements.
* We stopped at Bentota Beach hotel which had a patch work ceiling covered in Ena De Silvas batik art – the colours were beautiful, we also saw a giant two foot lizard scuttle under the car on our way out!
* We stopped at an amazing turtle sanctuary, right on the beach, ran by a man totally dedicated to turtles and the safety of them, it was beautiful to watch 1 day old, 2 day old, and three day old turtles swimming around, we even got to see a few newly hatched turtles pop out of their sand homes!
* Checked in to a lovely looking hotel called the ‘New Old
Dutch Hotel’ with all four of us utilising one huge room to make it a little