* After a hot night’s sleep, we drove to the nearby Folk museum which had some really interesting historical research on handicrafts, and topped with a breakfast of fruit picked up from a road stall we were definitely on our way for a good days exploring!
* Two more lace making places were on the cards and then Dr Nirmali and Dr Lakdas began their journey back to Columbo, leaving us in the capable hands of Mahesh our driver!
* Heading back to the fort we explored the grid of small winding roads, stopping for lunch at a great colonial inspired cafe.
*The afternoon was spent walking along a beach that looked like paradise, with crashing waves soaking us! I was the most cautious and paddled a lot whilst the others got crashed and thrown around by the huge waves – a nice drink at a nearby beach bar ended a lovely afternoon!