Do you ever get to catch Boracay on an early morning?
Or are you always too wasted the night before for this?
You wont catch sunrise at any of stations 1 to 3. The entire white beach area is on the western coast of the island so sunrise is over at the other side. But just the same, the “not so peopled” goings-on in the entire white beach strip is quite an experience that should be one for your memory books.
There is also the soft krrrrrrrrrrrhh sound that comes after the sweeping. I still close my eyes. I know it is the same hotel staff now using a rake to flatten the sand even, and to create some striped design on the ground. They make it real straight – sometimes even ‘erasing’ and redoing the line marks if they don’t like what they just did! Well I asked sometime ago what is the raking thing for and the reply was a simple “so the sand will look clean and beautiful”. Hmm, I think I agree!
Then there is the dognapper. oops, dog catcher! Ah this one is a multicab type little white truck where its entire rear portion is a cage for dogs that the officers catch when straying along the beach. Except probably for those two that know how to ride a skimboard?! There is something cute with this truck and the dogs. Even as it approaches and actually still far, dogs run for their respective residences and start barking angrily hehe. They probably do already know what misfortune that white truck brings forth hehe!
The ATV Policemen also pass by! Yeah, and I have been dreaming to ride one of those. I mean those real ones with the written word “police” and on the beach! Not those that you rent out in the hills! ‘La lang. I just like!
Some of these joggers wear stuff on the wrist, waist, arms, legs and ears. I think those they attach to the waist and legs are weights. On the wrist, probably a timer or speedometer or something to that effect to monitor the heart. But those attached to the arms and ears never cease to fascinate me with occasional rolling of my eyeballs. Need that cellphone be attached to an arm? Or need it be brought to a few minutes of jogging anyway? Debatable!
“Isda, fish sir, fresh fish”, I sometimes also get passed by those men and women bringing fish for sale. But nowadays, they seem to walk fast talk fast and leave just as fast when sensing you’re not at all interested. Maybe fish vendors are not anymore allowed to walk and hawk their catch along the beach?! Probably, But early mornings, I still see them deliver fish to their “suki” resorts though. Once I asked a manong who delivered fish to my resort and he told me they are not anymore allowed to park (or is it dock) their little fishing boats on white beach. So they have to do it at either the northern or southern end which is definitely some kilometers away from the central white beach area resorts.
The northern end is a more challenging walk as there are crags to pass by with only narrow paths (a mix of stone and concrete at least) that seem to just cling from the rocky cliffs with sharp edges. During high tide and when it is windy, waves could be smashing right unto the path you are supposed to trod on hehe. There were times I backed-off, I must admit hehe. But the views are picturesque and it is a wonderful quiet beach over at the Diniwid area and beyond. Also a good one for those who like taking pictures since the white sand is dotted with boulders and smaller rocks. And the number of hotels and resorts with cottages hanging from those cliffs is increasing by the day! There is, btw, a fishing platform along the way with a very good view of the entire white beach.
I have done that first group of big black boulders and stumbled unto another white beach area that I think is being developed into some new resort. Its a small cove hemmed in on both ends by boulders. I think there is even a road up at the top of the hilly crags since I heard vehicles – probably trucks or bulldozers. I usually stop too when the water or the waves and the rocks seem to be already unwelcoming!
Oh, on this southern portion, there are more boats floating some meters away from the shore. They are a nice shot but the earlier the softer your pics will register on the camera – so wake up very early or don’t sleep at all yet hehe. Also a nice view of the entire white beach from this area. BUT, compared to the north, some crevices and boulder corners are smellier – meaning humans still defecate somewhere in this area. BUT also, I have seen many a set of 4 legs entangled or entwined at many of the boulders with white sand at the base. I just move on hehe!
Ah, let’s stop it here! See?! There are so many things Boracay even very early in the mornings. So, as I said above, wake up early or don’t sleep yet till the sun is up. Then probably snore all you can after breakfast hehe!
Enjoy Boracay like I always do!