Since it had been raining non-stop for a week now here in the Philippines, I realized how this post is long overdue. Other classes have already started and my guilt keeps on kicking me to get my lazy ass do it now. So here… my summer escapade… that was long overdue. I’M SORRY!!!
It was around the second week of May 2016 when we went to the beach. My vacation had just started back then because we were adjusting our Academic Year. It was a badly needed vacation since I had a shitty semester prior to summer vacation. I had been stressed the whole semester because of how badly I behaved and how I tolerated my lazy fat ass. Well, I’m kind of regretting it now.
Anyway, the beach was a private cove and it’s not very popular. It was a small secluded island that is 20-40 minutes away from La Salle Beach in Morong, Bataan. I wasn’t really aware of the name of the beach partly because, I didn’t care to ask anymore. I just needed the time to relax and unwind. The trip was an all-expense paid by my aunt. It was a company outing and they were allowed to bring with them some family members or colleagues who would like to join but have to pay 1,800Php. She insisted on shouldering everything for the trip, so yey! She paid for the cove to be exclusive at the time of our stay, so it had been us, and her co-workers who wandered around the cove for 2 days and 1 night.
We left our house (Caloocan) at around four in the morning because we have to go to Bonifacio Global City in Taguig to fetch my cousin who has work erstwhile to the day we would be leaving. It was a smooth ride since it’s early in the morning and the traffic wasn’t so bad. We reached Subic at around six in the morning whilst we stopped by to eat our breakfast at McDonald’s. We had so much fun inside the car. And thankful enough, we didn’t use our phones for music and opted to listen to the radio instead. The funny thing is, since we are near the border of China, the signal that was adopted by the radio was purely from China and it will switch to the local radio from time to time! It was a funny experience.
At around 8:30-9:00 in the morning, we finally land feet on La Salle Beach where we rented a boat to take us to the private cove. Since we arrived at the perfect time, the water was steady and still that’s why it only took us 20 minutes to reach our destination. The ride was very blissful and I was feeling lightheaded. IT WAS MY FIRST TIME!!!
It was a great way to connect with nature again. I almost didn’t want to take pictures and videos but I figured I have to, to be able to share it with you guys, and to have photographs to look back to. We decided to ditch all the gadgets we brought with us and enjoy the beach that was meant for us alone. Daaaaaamn!!! The beach was so beautiful, I swear! We had so much fun. We thought of spending the night on the sand while stargazing but failed to do so because we were so tired that after dinner, we immediately went straight to bed.
We stayed at Subic for another night at my Aunt’s flat after leaving the beach the next day, before heading back home.
Suggestion: Instead of spending your leisure time at the known and crowded beaches, search and google islands and coves that are less known to really enjoy yourselves and to reconnect with nature. There are so many beaches around the Philippines that are worth spending money on than those beaches where it’s like city all over again, except for the sand and water. I promise it will be worth it. You will find serenity and thank yourself for it.
See you on next post! 🙂