Monday, May 24, 2010

morning in puka

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.

32 comments:

Chyng said...

wow, a free trip! that's superb! Üe

luna miranda said...

oh, you don't have to explain why you woke up "late". we perfectly understand.:p

the view from your window is certainly different. that's a nice change, i suppose. puka beach is still the best part of Boracay.

gillboard said...

don't want to be inggitero.. pero inggit ako sa trip na 'to.

nuts said...

super relaxing nga.. the place, massage, food, the view. wow! sobrang wow talaga!!

sheng said...

I love every photo in this post! And what's better than a free trip to a very nice resort? Bliss!

Ailee Verzosa said...

woooo, i would definitely love to go there... though i am not a beach lover... hehehhe

eli said...

i really like the shells. ang ganda ng pagkakuha at very colorful.

Ria Jose said...

Always the best photos, my dear. :)

Ume-emote ka wala ka sa Davao Tour eh nasa Boracay ka naman pala. :)

Reena said...

i like the sell shots. ndi ba bawal na magcollect nyan?

Andrea said...

Hi i am new here, just followed your comment somewhere. It is different when you visit a familiar place through the eyes of a good photographer, the ordinary becomes awesome. I specifically love that brownish shell with the good lighting on it, really lovely. How i wish i can get shots nearly like yours. I haven't been to Alta Vista though. thanks for the thrill.

witsandnuts said...

The first few shots was very Tagaytay. I got a number of anklets from Puka Beach. Also, I am happy that I was able to hide from airport officers (in my baggage) the seemingly extinct shells that I bought from there.

I am Xprosaic said...

Nice! summer na summer ang dating! hehehehehheehhe... still kelangan nga nila panatilihing malinis ang place... It will be much wonderful! hehehehehhehe

SandyCarlson said...

Wow! These are--dare I say it yet again--amazing. Your world is gorgeous, and the love with which you capture it is always astoundingly beautiful.

jeanny said...

wow free trip...super astig nyan. :)

Love bora...I would always love it. Sana makabalik really soon. :)

Nice photo as usual. Hindi ko na yata dapat sabihin kasi lagi naman :)

Jerick said...

you made me wanna go to bora right now. effective ang post mo!

pusang kalye said...

uo---kelan kaya kami mabibigyan ng free trips...hehe. pasabit minsan---kahit sa bangka lang Dom. hehe

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

hay naku, super mega tagahanga mo na talaga ako pards.. nice photo again.humahanep!

docgelo said...

worry-free vacation in one of the best beaches with no expense, what more can you ask for? saya! =)

Hi! I'm Grace said...

What a coincidence! I was talking to my husband about going to Boracay few minutes ago. Magbabakasyon kami sa Pinas this August. (If God is willing.) :)
Thanks for sharing this very helpful information. :)

backpacking philippines said...

bora ad infinitum but it's a different view you gave...was hoping to explore romblon next time if only... :(

july 24 :P

Pietro said...

Great trip indeed. Very nice and interesting the shell images!

Raft3r said...

bora will always remain as one of my top summer destinations
=)
na-try ko na rin july sa bora
oks pa din
hehe

Photo Cache said...

This is a fun trip for me as a reader. I love the shells. Can you still pick good shells in Bora?

eunice said...

Hi Dongho!

I've heard of Boracay's beauty! The shells r colorful n lovely. Is it expensive to stay in Boracay?

Redlan said...

maganda na ang other side ng bora, hindi pa masyadong crowded

Celina said...

Hi, Doms! Wow, really nice blog ha! Mapapadalas ata ang visit ko dito especially when I wanted to just relax and take a virtual tour :-)

Heart of Rachel said...

Lucky you!

The pristine white sand of Boracay never fails to astound me.

The shells are lovely.

-ellesig- said...

:0..

Sendo said...

woah...your shots...are terrific

bora T_T kelan pa kita magiging akin

bid yan said...

gandaaaaa... *drools* lol

Palito said...

Stunning photographs. :)

Boracay Hotels said...

Wow great, lovely photos. Where did you stay in boracay, is it good facilities there???




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