Monday, August 29, 2011

A Trip to Laiya Beach

Last weekend was a long one, thanks to the Islamic holiday - the end of Ramadan. My friends had planned a 2-day beach vacation in Batangas and invited me to come along. Why not go? I wasn't able to go beaching last summer (that really sucks) and the past weeks have been really hectic. I sure needed those relaxing moments, being soaked in sea water.

There was a storm last Saturday and the day before. So, with the possibility of a rainy Sunday, we chose not to make any reservations. But the power of positive thinking was on our side - we started to see blue skies by 10 o'clock and a bunk room had just become available in the first beach resort we walked into.

We stayed at the Kabayan Beach Resort in Laiya, Province of Batangas. Don't be deceived by my picture here. I made some color adjustments on the water. The water there is not really blue and clear. I'm not sure if it's always like that, or it was just because of the recent storm. Anyways, it was low tide and there were big waves when we went swimming in mid-afternoon. It was really fun being knocked down by those waves.

That was something I haven't done in a long time - being with a lot of friends, all 10 of us, in a far place. Everything about it was enjoyable - the long ride, the heckling and laughter, swimming, sand fights, discussions in the bunk room, eating on one long table, drinking near the shoreline, putting a drunk friend on his bed... Priceless. Hehe

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