Moalboal is the first destination we repeated since we liked our stay so much last November. So when I went on leave 2 weekends ago, we went back to the same place, same resort, for some sand, surf, and lots of RnR. I didn’t get to take as many photos as I’d like because we ended up sleeping and snorkeling most of the time. It was probably the longest I’ve been in the water. I was just soaking until ALL my body parts were pruney (some more then others).
I really tried to take as much pictures as I can, but we were so activity-based the whole time that I hardly had time to lug my trusty camera along. On the first day we just lounged around and ate and napped and did nothing. The second day we basically stayed in the water pretty much from sun-up to sun-down. And on the third day, the most hectic of all, we went to Kawasan Falls (which I will write about next post), squeezing all that before going home lunch time. It was pretty much a pocket-vacation. If our holiday was a person, he’d be a preemie, it’s all over even before it started.
On our first night, I even attempted to shoot star trails for the first time. It was an abysmal flop. All the shots were noisy and they didn’t look like star trails at all. Plus, the Sunday we were there didn’t have as many beachcombers as the last time. Locals explained that the day before was Valentines Day, so most people had all-nighters at various discos (yes, that’s what they them), as they romanced their paramours till the break of dawn. So few people would still have the energy to romp around the sandy shores as they usually would on a weekend.
We even heard there was a shooting at the other beach, Panagsama, which seemed like a rubout. Apparently, the guy had a lot of enemies, and at the entrance to one of the discos, someone was waiting for him and he got 2 slugs pumped into him at close range. Incredibly, he survived, but won’t for long unless he gets surgery asap, which he couldn’t since budget was a problem. The small town was abuzz with the news. At every turn our tricycle driver would stop and either receive or deliver the latest on the shooting.
This vacation felt way shorter than the others. It’s like we still wanted to do so much more. They way to go is 5 days, 4 nights, but with only 10 leaves in a year, I need to be thrifty with my vacay days. Anyway, tell you about Kawasan Falls tomorrow.