|Talk about a tropical getaway - Virgin island off Bantayan Island|
We would be spending the middle of the day on Virgin island, about 30 minutes by pumpboat from here. Maybe the name fooled me a bit, leading me into thinking it was an uninhabited island. It was not. It was, however, a white patch that stood out from a rather overcast day coming from the sea. By mid-afternoon, the sun shone and made the white sand blindingly white. While the rest of the Oceana team snorkeled the clear, turquoise waters, I roamed around and chased a dog to the other side of the beach where the boats moor and no tourist wander to, save me, Cris (Yabes) and fellow photographer and best buddy, Ferdz aka Ironwulf.
|Divan by the sea. How inviting indeed!|
|Preparing the nets for a day of fishing • Santa Fe, Bantayan Island|
|Sunset and selfie-takers at the parola|
It was a delight to see the kids scouring the shallows for small fish and shellfish, a scene replayed over and over again in different places but wonderful to see nonetheless. I liken it to capturing a bit of the sea's bounty and the remains of the sunset in a bottle or plastic bag for taking home to their parents.
We started the day scanning the sea and concluded it scanning the market and the coast for the sea's bounty. It's but a glimpse on life on the islands and how the richness of the sea impacts life inland.
|Lawis girl and her bottle of sunshine|
Read Part 1 of this series: Notes from Tañon Strait Day 1: A Ful Moon to Send Us on Our Way