A Little Action, Finally
Apo Island Travel Blog› entry 5 of 6 › view all entries
January 10th, 2008 – by: Isabetlog
There was no beach to speak of, just a bed of dead corals to carefully tread on before jumping into the water. I didn't have to swim too far to appreciate the sanctuary. The place is one big hot spot - once submerged, the life underwater just presented itself to me. The sea floor was brimming with color from the hard and soft corals; schools of all sorts of fish were freely swimming around me; and there were loads more of various other life forms which I can't even begin to identify.
As it had been raining the past couple of days, the water got too cold for me after about an hour and I decided to head back and grab some lunch.
After lunch, I went down to the beach right by the resort. Like the sanctuary, there was lots of marine life literally two steps from the shore. It's almost as if the fish are waiting for an audience, excited to show the guests what life is like in their habitat. I didn't go very far as there was an abundance of life to survey right there.
In the early evening, I set out to check out the light house. It wasn't that far away, but it was a bit of trek going up. There was about a 300 (or was it 500) step climb after which you trek the rest of the way to the top of the mountain.
I took my dinner at the only other resort on the island - the Liberty Resort. I found that they had a wider selection on their menu, but still no fatty pork to be ordered. The food here is much better, though I would take the beach view from my resort to the noisy daily grind scene of fishing boats, souvenir vendors and kids at play over here.
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