Anawangin Cove, San Antonio, Zambales
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As I've found out the hard way - the danger of getting satisfied with a photo upload and rationalizing that you will write the travel
blog at some better time -- is that you lose complete momentum in going back and really writing your travel piece. Moreover, if you failed
to take notes during your trip, you're left with recalling and connecting details based on a loose collection of blurred memories
from your head.
Here is my Anawangin recollection:
Anawangin Cove is a crescent-shaped cove with fine gray sand. Nothing spectacular really, but the beach area is quite large and secluded.
Very ideal for small groups that may want to enjoy mountain-trekking, "beach-cheneering" and photography-related activities. When we went there (5 co-workers, with my son tagging along), there were close to 50 pitched tents, yet the place did not feel crowded at all.
No hotel in the area, and the only "amenity" is a makeshift bathroom and toilet areas. On the right side facing the cove is a connected mountain and on it's left, a connected hill with a peak that can be reached in a 10-15-minute range brisk trek. Behind the campsite is a pinetree forest and a marsh, whose end connects to the sea. The surroundings of Anawangin Cove, including every natural
element making it up, reeks of complete serenity and peacefulness. Definitely the place to avoid if you start having suicidal thoughts - you might get carried away and begin stabbing your self even if all that you have is a plastic fork or a toothpick :-)
While I don't take urban legends seriously, I don't take chances specially when it comes to my loved ones.
I went home that day, kissed and hugged my son Xavier and just felt so dam*** lucky.