We have never been big ‘morning people’. In fact, we are a family of relaxed mornings and leisurely breakfasts whenever possible. When our fantastic driver and guide, Pria, casually mentioned that our next day’s activity would require a 3.30am wake-up, there was certainly a sharp intake of breath from one or two of us!
All too quickly, the next morning came and we rose to the charm of multiple alarms dotted around the room to ensure we peeled ourselves out of bed on time. For as much as I may moan to myself about the early starts my work – and on this occasion holiday – have made me endure, I have to say the pure tranquillity of the daybreak hours are always well worth it. And Sri Lanka was no exception.