After the many things we did on our first day in Bantayan island, we recharged our bodies for day 2, by getting a good night's sleep. While all the others were still sound in bed, I (Jed ) rose early so I won't miss the magnificent sunrise in Bantayan. Quickly before the sun goes full blown, I ran to the shoreline dragging my tripod and my camera dangling around my neck. I didn't have the luxury to frame everything well on my lens but i think I got some really good shots. The pictures in this blog don't go through post-editing because as much as possible, we want to keep the images as close to what the naked eyes can see.
The sun rises in Bantayan. The orange glare touches the white sand giving life to the sugary grains. The water welcomes the rays and deflects the light in tiny ripples. Watching the sun slowly rise from the horizon in its elegance and grace gives me an adrenaline rush. I find the laws of nature as the most amazing things the human eye can ever behold. The sunrise at Bantayan got me in the mood for another exciting day in the island.
|the first explosion of light as the sun peeks through the horizon|
As soon as I got back to the cottage, I woke up everyone else so we can go for a breakfast in the town of Santa Fe. We hurriedly got to our bicycles and rode to town because we scheduled an island hopping adventure at 7:00 am. The selection was easily made. We went to a local restaurant near the market who serves "silog" meals for less. The town even looks more vibrant that Sunday morning as the church bells rang in unison. People dressed in their simple Sunday dresses come in and out of the church. The market place comes to life as vendors selling different products slowly fill the sidewalk.
When we got back to the resort, we immediately packed our things and headed straight to the shore. We hired the resort's pump boat. to take us on an island tour. You can feel and see the trace of excitement in our faces as we approached our ride. The tide was low that morning, so you can see and feel the moist white sand as you walk on it even with your slippers on.
|"Sugar" is our mini boat for Today's adventure. She's eager to have us on board.|
|the white sand on a low tide. I still get the feeling of warmth just by looking at it.|
|As I have said, these ladies can't seem to contain their excitement, yet they never fail to take a break and strike a pose. |