The kayaking today was pleasant. The ocean was calm and no rainclouds to be seen. The area is ideal for kayaking if you can withstand the heat. I think 4-5kms were covered today.
I saw what looked to be a homestay beside a small town. I paddled up and asked a woman if it was a homestay. She said yes, but the place was deserted. No visitors or employees to be seen. Then a gentleman walked over and explained as best he could that Maria (the owner) was in Wisai. I got the feeling it was still okay to stay.
I saw the gentleman again after a snorkel and asked how much to stay the night (previous experience has proven it’s better to agree to a price before any service to reduce awkward and frustrating situations later). He gave me a figure that was twice the amount of my previous homestay. It didn’t seem right, and I didn’t even know if this person worked here. I told him what I paid at the last homestay. If I can’t stay for that amount then I’ll find somewhere else to go (all these figures were written in the sand). He agreed, the price was fine.