April 10, 2007

The Beach

This holy week I had plenty of reflections. The reflection of the moonlight on the dark waters at night. The reflection of the boat gliding past the clear waters at day. The reflection of our faces on the beer bottles. Hehehe

We didn’t head off to Siargao as planned because they said our vehicle wouldn’t make it (Frontier 4X2). Instead we went to my officemate’s beach property at Bgy. Lawigan, Bisilig, Surigao Del Sur last Holy Thursday. It was a 4 hour drive from Davao and when we got there we have to cross what seemed like the Pacific Ocean for 30 minutes with only a local fisherman’s boat. It was scary especially coz we traveled at night and i thought that the small boat will capsize any moment during the ride with the heavy load. But the magnificent view shook my fears away. We passed through mangroves with the moon beam guiding our way. There were also the occasional fireflies (probably mating) lighting up the dark like random Christmas lights. But what made the ride really memorable was when a shooting star streaked past. It was my first time to actually see one. It was so totally unexpected that I wish for the thing that’s on my mind at that moment (you wouldn’t want to know). So now I learned that I should keep a wish handy, just in case. Anyways, when I know what to expect when we got to the place, I should’ve wished for electricity, water, comfort room or even just a hole in the ground…coz there was none. The place was rustic in every sense of the word. There was a rundown house with ahm no furniture. So we slept at a tent outside and started a bonfire. Despite the lack of amenities we sure had fun, we spent the days bathing, hiking, exploring the caves, fishing for food, eating all types of crabs, seashells and even sea urchins(wasn’t even aware that it’s edible), boating, playing cards, sleeping and the nights sitting round the bon fire, sharing ghost stories and drinking silly. We only stayed there for only 3 days but we got to do many things, it seems that time crawled really slow down there. It was a totally unforgettable experience.I realized that our survival instinct is innate in all of us and we can do without those amenities and that Gold Eagle beer taste like and has the same effect as water :)

6 retrospection:

hoop said...

"lack of amenities"? so did you guys just happen to lug around that billiard table with you? *kidding* :D

Raine said...

@hoop:yep along with the basketball court hahaha

carey said...

oooh that boat ride looks scary in the pic! the lack of comfort and amenities just made your stay more challenging and fun. :) i agree w/ u, we always have the inner capacity to adjust to any situation.

Leigh said...

@rhaine: da oi.... wa jud ta nag uban

Raine said...

@carey:yep, feeling Survivor :)
@leigh:nag-chicks2x man gud ka hehehe bitaw cge lang para makabond mo, next time na pud ta

araphoenix said...

I love beach...