I hitched a ride with kind friends. They’re like family to me. To be honest, I wasn’t THAT prepared (physically and financially) for a three-day-island-life, but I went anyway. It’s an invitation you don’t wanna miss. I packed light, brought my daughter with me for a breather. After a four-hour road trip (if I calculated it right), we finally arrived at the port. The water looked so inviting already, but we’re not there yet.
While waiting, I can’t help but appreciate the beautiful nature around me. So I took the liberty before leaving the port to the island.
It was 1pm I think. And there were tiny drops of water from heaven, but that did not rock the boat. Restless excitement did a little though. Soon the commotion ended after a little scolding from my bestfriend’s mom. There were a few first timers on the little boat, she’s one of them. Hehe Quiet! I’m kidding Tita. 😉 xoxo
I’m so excited, I can’t help but do this…
The kid in front of me gets splashed from time to time. Sorry kid, I don’t get to do this everyday you know. Lighten up! 😛
We didn’t stay there though. That was at the edge of the island we were going.
I know from the start that was the place. The part of the island where I would swim and relax for most of the time.
Others got here the day before. All friends and friends of friends and family. Thank you for accommodating us here. We feel very welcome. 🙂 Just before the boat hit the beach, my daughter saw something. “What was that?!” Keen eye little kiddo saw a baby sea snake Walo-Walo (eight-eight) Old folks say if you get yourself bitten by one you’d only have 8 hours to live, hence the name. But I wasn’t sure about that, I haven’t tried and I didn’t plan to. Thank God I didn’t have a close physical encounter with their kind. Good thing I got my camera ready. He seems to be moving slowly waiting for me to take a photo of him. Congratulations buddy you made it on my blog. 🙂 Thanks for posing.
Put your sunblock on and lie underneath the shade of a big tree by the beach. Reserve your energy for later when the sun is no longer mad for you to play.
A little trivia now. For those of you not familiar with Dyesabel (Je-sa-bel), she’s a mermaid created by Mars Ravelo, a Filipino comic book writer from way back in history. Anyway, she eats seaweeds. My daughter gave me this while she was playing on the beach. I thought it looks perfect like that from a mermaid. Here it is! Bon Appétit, anyone? No? Okay (I did not bother tasting either hehehe).
Enough resting under the tree. It’s time for us to get to know the surroundings. Diverse sea creatures living here. Which is a good sign in terms of nature and balance. (What I have here are just a few. Very few in fact compared to what I saw the whole weekend.
Low tide and clear waters revealed this shallow underwater life. I wonder if he lives in that whole? A lot of creeping things on the beach if I may add. Nomads carrying their homes on their backs.
Kids, I know it’s fun to pick and collect shells on the beach, but please leave the ones that are still intact. Bring home the broken shells instead. These guys need a home. Play nice.
Damn these guys. Too friendly. One got me on me arm. Bad Jelly! How could I forget thee.
Sorry that was badly executed. I was a bit conscious. I wasn’t alone strolling by the beach you know. hehehe But I’ll do it anyway. I don’t care, I love it.
Wellp, that’s all for now. Thanks for stopping by. That was my Holy Thursday. Thank you Lord for the gift of nature. It is indeed beautiful.