“The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea.” - Isak Dinesen
Been searching Mr. Google for a decent beach near our place in Pili, CamSur. I thought of Subic Beach in Matnog, Sorsogon or the Black Sand Beach in Bacacay, Legazpi City. But those were far from our home, we have baby Nicky and some elders onboard so I decided to scrap the idea. Then I came across the White Pebble Beach in Balingoan, Minalabac.
Beware though, if you’re not ready for a bumpy ride, please think twice. Going there is a roller coaster ride! The roads were still under construction, steep slopes and it’s around two hours travel from San Vicente, Pili.
|be ready to walk uphill every time your car have |
a hard time to climb the slopes
It was not a disappointment to try the Pebble Beach. Unlike the fine sands of other white beaches, the pebble beach gives a tickling thrill on our feet.
|she loves water....|
|the kubo we rented costs 400Php...|
|me and baby|
|teach her to float... bwahaha feeling pro...|
|teacher lanie and PA :)|
Enjoyed a very fine day with my family and friends. Not only us, but also the kids who joined us during our snorkeling. The young brothers Jenson and Henry were so happy when they tried the snorkels. Every time they lift their heads from the water, all teeth smiles greeted us. To my delight, I gave them my old diving mask. Priceless feeling when I saw their cheery faces.
|jenson and henry|
|with the kids....|
|some little fishes...|
|trying to paddle...|
|baby butanding??! hehehe :)|
Some locals said that sometimes, Butanding appears in the area. Hmmm, that explains why Donsol now have lower Butanding sightings. The gentle giants migrates to Cebu or to other places which can feed them. I still hope to see them, and the mantas.
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