Day 1 - February 8, 2014
Tired and drained from our hike, we quickly dropped our bags and lie down under a tree upon reaching the grey sand of Silanguin cove. At that moment, we wanted nothing but the comfort of a shaded area, and an ice cold drink, and an aircon room, and a halo-halo, and many more. Lahat na ng bagay na makakapagpa-refresh sa amin ay hindi ko talaga palalampasin.
|But it was a secluded beach after all. So no ice cold drinks, no aircon room, and no halo-halo... there's just us, beach trees, and a kubo right there.|
We're actually not totally alone in Silanguin Cove. There's the caretaker's house not too far from us, and at a distance is a private beach resort. Also, scattered in between, is a handful of kubo where the locals live in peace.
|Pasensya na pero pagod talaga kami at wala nang lakas para magprepare ng pa ng special lunch. So for now, Jolibee na lang muna.|
There's practically nothing much to do in this tranquil place. At masyado pa ding mainit ang katanghaliang sikat ng araw para lumusob na kami sa dagat. So from 1 until around 4, we just settled in the comfort of our tents for afternoon siesta. Sarap!
Later that day, Dawn and I went for a walk along the beach. Explore explore konti para makita ang ganda ng lugar. Like the other coves in the area, this too has fine grey sand, pine trees (not really pine trees), and the best of all, a dramatic sunset scene.
|The agoho trees of Silanguin Cove. Many mistakenly call those trees pine trees, but actually they're not. They just appear like pine trees but it is in fact a different species.|
|that's me being batang lakwatsero. tampi-tampisaw lang kasi hindi marunong lumangoy|
|sunset in Silanguin cove.|
Day 2 - February 9, 2014
Wala nang mas nakaka-relax pa sa pakiramdam na magising sa simoy ng dagat at tunog ng mga hampas ng alon. Tapos katabi mo pa ang pinakamamahal mo sa buhay. Ang cheezy ko.
|Panoramic shot of the serene cove.|
|Look what I found. A blue kingfisher.|
|the locals call it saang. I did a research at home, and I learned that this is really edible and very common in many parts of the country, particularly in Visayas.|
|After tasting one, Bryan and Ron went to the sea to search for more edible seashells. I think they caught 4 or 5 more shells and we feasted on it.|
|Huling sulyap sa 5 peaks ng Cinco Picos|
So, after an hour of sailing, we finally reached the docks of Subic Town. From there, we hopped in an Olongapo-bound jeep, had a meal upon getting there, then by 4 in the afternoon we're already on our way to Manila. Overall, it was a fun weekend treat with friends and my love. Woot woot!