Under the Apo Island Sun
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October 3rd, 2008 – by: issa005
After lunch, we went to the marine sanctuary, and were briefed by the 'bantay dagat' (sea caretakers)abouth the do's and dont's in the area. While others swam away from the shore, the fearful me tried luck by the shore, dipped my head in the water, and marveled at the living creatures of the sea.
On our way back to camp (Liberty Resort), where we stored our gigantic backpacks filled with grocer items, clothes and backpackin 'must haves', we passed by the souvenir shop of one of the known tribal artists of Negros. We bought a few good stuff to remember this trip by.
It was already 4PM, and the beautiful sunny weather was already about to be dimmed by dark clouds. The mountains close by were covered by these clouds--an unfortunate event that I did not see coming. We were about to head back to the city, but it looked like the sky was prepared to shower us with rain. And it really did. There were 7 of us in a small boat, and 8 in the other bigger boat which fortunately had a little roof and higher seats. I was already frantic. The rain was rough, and the waves were already quite bumpy---according to my standards... I asked to go back, although my companions wanted to head on. To me, what seemed to be a really answered prayer was that they asked us to switch to another boat.
There was no prettier sight at that time than when the skies began to clear, the mountains began to appear and the sun's rays lit again.
We all just laughed about it when we got back to Zamboangita. Our friends from the other boat had no idea what had happened to me in the smaller boat. They laughed with me when they did.
It was pathetic, but at least now I can laugh about it. Yeah, it was a good weather, gone bad. This was just the first day.
The next day was more exciting... and much more pleasant....
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