This cemented barangay road goes to where i call my ancestral home, at the middle of the hill. Even if i've been working in the metro city, I always come home on some weekends specially long weekends. The road goes uphill to the more upland plateau, overlooking this bay while the backdrop is the mountain. These days that the urban jungle is sometimes too chaotic to live in, and air is not as light as the times past, going home to my paradise is always like going to vacation. At the left of these row of coconut trees is already the beach below.
It might not be the best beach for swimming because it is not a sandy beach, but we love it. This is a case of "I love you very much because you're the only one I've got". I most specially prefer a rocky shore. A lot of marine life lives in rocky shores and i am very fascinated observing these critters. Scuba divers also love the marine life underneath these sea, as lots of nudibranchs, scorpion fish, lion fish, corals, water slugs and sea anemones can be found there. At the end of that promontory at the right are some big boulders, iron rich deposits made it red, so we call it Pulang Bato (Red Rock).
This is correctly named as Pulang Bato (pula is red, bato is rock in Tagalog). Some kids make this rock as diving board to the water below. Splaaash!
I sometimes leave at dawn and this is one of the scenes i snapped while on the jeepney to the city at the horizon on the other side of the bay. Lights are still on at this hour. It takes almost one hour to this local city. I need another 2 hours to reach the countries biggest city, Metro Manila.
Rough seas means these small fishing boats are parked at the shorelines. But i might be wrong, as the one above is used for night fishing. The double lamps are the evidence.