Saturday, September 26, 2009
after a cloudy and rainy night in Dasol, it was time that we went island hopping. our laughs as shared with the kapitana, the barangay captain there, continued while we were embarking our banca.our first stop was Colibra island which can be seen from Tambobong's shoreline. and like Tanduyong island in Tondol, one can see trees over the surrounding sands even from afar. a short fifteen minute boat ride brought us there.an islet too big for us since we were just five in the group yet too small when one begins exploring. the side facing the Dasol coastline has a vast expanse of sand where one can run or just sun bathe. but as like one would appreciate the sand, i appreciate the rocks formed by the raging waves of China sea in this island. since this side faces west, a shade from the rising sun behind the sandy walls was a perfect retreat.the usual island flora of mangroves and coconut trees occupies the middle portion of the island. not much to see, yet the shade that it provides to the island is good enough. i prefer a shade like this over cottages.bringing with me a pair of goggles and snorkels, we took a dip on its clear waters. yet it was very disappointing that it like there was no fishes. knowing that it's a remote island yet fishes did not abound.my theory was it's either over fishing or we were just there out of season. there's not much to see in this island, so much like Potipot island in Zambales. it's just best for the beach bums who wants to enjoy the sun and the sands.next stop is the Balinmanoc coast and the wooden boat wreck.