After a fairly restless night in which I had to rescue my sandals from being eaten by rodents, I awake a bit blurry eyed. I am keen to leave this beach hut, and so head south to Patnem beach.
I walk across the beach and stop at the place I looked at yesterday. It seems to be one of the few places with a direct beach view. The same guy from yesterday comes over and we chat briefly. I get a good rate and have a cup of tea in the restaurant. Some other Brits in the restaurant and really enjoying their food, and book for Christmas day with they guy, which is a good sign.
I take a swim and get on with clearing my writing backlog, which has been slowly building up.