Pass the sunscreen

On our last day in Puerto Princesa, we went beaching around Honda Bay. “Ocean’s Ten” voted unanimously to go snorkeling in Dos Palmas, a resort on the Arreceffi Island, a little farther north than the more touristy Pandan Island. After two crazy, hectic days, it was difficult waking up at 5 AM. Our neighbor must have knocked on our door three times before I could take myself into the shower. It was only when we were in the boat at Sta. Lourdes Wharf that I realized I forgot to take along my waterproof camera case, ugh. The sunscreen? The sunscreen is never taken out of my tote.In an hour, I could feel the sun on all sides. The beach was alluringly beautiful! The smell of the sea is always evocative.

In Dos Palmas, we boarded a smaller boat that took us to a floating hut in the middle of the cerulean waters. What a blissful sight awaits us.

Palawan is a nature sanctuary. Palawan boasts of abundant and diverse marine life. It has been said that the Philippines is the world’s epicenter of marine biodiversity. With strict implementation of all the environment laws in the country, I do hope we will be able to protect and conserve this natural heritage for the next generations to enjoy.

Back to the shore.The snorkeling and kayaking package includes a wonderful seafood buffet lunch. The pechay spring rolls were lovely, but I ate more kutsinta and dudol. Oh, and ararosip.

I hope to be able to vist Coron and El Nido in the future. *Dos Palmas used to be a  posh place until that fateful day of May 27, 2001. (My prayers are with you, Gracia.)

Pandan Island

Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved

4 thoughts on “Pass the sunscreen

  1. where is herdy when you needed him? he always have his sunscreen…tina it should be like your amex card..”never leave home without it?”

  2. So touched by your mention of Gracia. She’s coming to stay with us this next weekend, and speak at our church in San Diego. We haven’t seen her since the day before the incident, though we’ve kept in touch. I’ll show her your kind words.

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