Monday, May 24, 2010
sun was up and the view from our room's balcony looked more like i was in Tagaytay. so relaxing. not the usual morning view of the beach in Boracay. waking up six in the morning was too late for me, as i would always sleep late at night and wake up very early during most of my travels. but with the massage that i had during the night, i can't help but be up by six.went to the resort lobby and requested for a van to bring me down to Puka beach, which was just a short five-minute ride from Alta Vista de Boracay. best option actually was to jog your way there but with so less time, i have to take a ride.i requested the van driver to pick me up after an hour on the other side of Puka beach, the public Puka area. a walk from a secluded Puka beach area to public Puka can take just about ten minutes or even shorter.the fishing boats has always been a favorite of many as photo subject. i must admit i am one. you will observe that usually a fishing boat bears the island's name on it. so it becomes a great signage of an island or a beach. since it's a very short walk, i decided to take time looking closely at the sand, the stones, and sea weeds along the shore driven by the early morning waves. here the sand is not as fine as it is in the central beach, but one can find many interesting things.picking shells is one great activity here because you will find the locals doing the same thing. but finding an intact Puka shell is quite rare nowadays. when i had the chance to talk to a local, they say that there's a season where these shells are in abundance and it definitely wasn't that month.but one can find various shells sold on shops just along public Puka beach village. shells that you won't ordinarily find on shorelines. some intricately distinct and i even found a clam with a partly formed pearl.creativity on the other hand can be seen on some of the souvenirs sold here. somehow helping the locals earn from the gems of the sea, but hoping not to the extent that these creatures are taken in large numbers.i hope they will learn to keep the natural resources that abound in this island the same way that they need to keep the island clean. here ends my Boracay series. special thanks to the Geiser Maclang team, Alta Vista de Boracay, DMCI Homes, and Melo for the slot.