meters away from the shoreline, you'll see an unusual sight of plants. at low tide, it seems that it's just part of beach front but during high tide, it forms a small island. the bonsai island.walking under the heat of the sun was quite challenging during the afternoon peak but the view from afar convinced us to walk to this islet. it will take about five to ten minutes to reach the small islet passing over the flat shoreline filled with sea weeds, shells and pebbles of different kinds. i can identify some of the sea creatures but some were unique in nature.
the islet forms a small elevation consisting of sands, pebbles and pointed roots. the pointed vertical root extensions are growing mangrove plants. upon researching, i learned that these are called the rocks beside the islet helps the roots to hold steadily.i don't know specifically the type of mangrove this is. but mangroves are considered as salt-tolerant trees because they grow in coastal areas. it grows widely with branches outstretching its solid trunk. just imagine how these plants endure the strong waves of the Pacific. its sturdy and complex trunk holds the plant firmly in its base. these mangroves serves a lot of purpose in the ecosystem. it was worth the long walk. a time with nature under the summer heat. up next is an amazing bed rock still in this part of Cagbalete just close to this islet.