I started from Haven Of Fun going southward, passing by Puro & Seashore Beach Resorts again. Nicer that I did this on a breezy summer afternoon. A relaxing stroll!
Here are some noteworthy things I encountered…
I grinned seeing this signage. Where the arrow points, is the kitchen of a residence!
This building is their port/wharf area. It serves the purpose even if still unfinished!
This yellow and noisy building is their power plant care of NAPOCOR.
I loved analyzing this kilometer marker.
Read this and this, if you are not yet familiar with kilometer markers in this country.
I don’t see a lot of this during my travels...
Alin ang naiba? Yeah yeah, at first I did not notice…
And then I saw this by a vacant lot… Prime!
Definitely still too young to drive...
This one looked like a resort to me. It says Peter & Luisa Garden.
A bit onwards, I saw another vacant lot (where workers were constructing a building), so I asked to pass going to the beach. And this is what I saw. Droooool!
Then I saw this… Does not look like much from the road. Even looks kinda ‘closed’.
Francisco Beach Resort & Lodge.
Awr… after my last shot here, the camera went no-bat! So, I just walked a little bit more to see the other resorts and headed back when it felt like I must have been walking more than 2 kilometers. Just in time… I was back at Haven Of Fun when darkness fell!
In the morning, I walked towards center of town for a clearer view of what might just catch my attention. First I noticed was, there are so many 2-level and big houses in this little town. Hmm, people must be on the upper middle of the economy graph!
I loved this morning view… Kids, bagong-ligo, ready for another rowdy day at school!
I did wonder here why a barangay hall has to be surrounded by concrete fence.
Secretly took this picture (because people were looking at my every move), not because of the house (which is era-beautiful) but because of those birds on the roof.
Church. I did not go in there. Closed eh! Yeah, at 6:57AM hehe. I was early?!
Municipal Hall. Beautifully quiet at exactly 7AM of a Tuesday.
Reverse view – from the munisipyo to the plaza…
I wondered what this thing is – other than a nice resting area for the two kids.
Their “KM Zero Marker” – almost already inside an ukay-ukay store!
And their pier/wharf/whatever, obviously abandoned – because as you would have noticed in my previous stories, all boats use the beach about a kilometer south.
I noticed this big big house with a big big compound had too many things being sun dried on too many clotheslines. And those sheets and blankets looked familiar to me. The "big big house" is to the right of that gate, not seen in this picture. The roof you see in there is just one of their whatevers inside the whole wide compound!
Well, on this walk, I thought there was nothing else that caught my curious attention. One very obvious hindrance was: I could not just snap pics here and there, because I was attracting the attention of almost everyone awake in this town. They would all stop whatever they were doing and follow me with a curious look as if they were expecting I would spring open to become a giant flower or perhaps suddenly have giant wings on my back hahaha.
One example of those stares was when I went to that bakery (I think also owned by my resort’s owners). People there, patrons and crews were merrily noisy with a lot of banter and laughter. When they saw me approaching, the whole place went deafeningly silent as they all stared at me. And all other customers stepped aside to make way for me. The only voice I heard was that of the woman who attended to me when I asked for 3 pieces of their ‘Spanish Bread’. When I would look at anyone in the eyes, all I would see was a smile and a slight bow. That made me think, am I really my make-believe “My Royal Highness”? Hahaha, in this island-town, I probably am!
Let’s go back to mainland?! Yeah, that’s next!
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