Zambales: Paper Islands
Travel date: April 11, 2015
I was about to go to work when I realized that I would be off-duty for the next day, which is a Saturday. So Mom and I thought, how about we spend a day by the beach? With just a minimal budget, we planned on how to go tomorrow before I go to work, packed my bags as I got home, and rode a bus in Victory Liner Monumento at 6am going to San Antonio, Zambales.
As we boarded down the bus, we first got in 7 Eleven to buy some refreshments and snacks before riding the tricycle that would take us to Brgy. Pundaquit, where we will meet the bangkero (Jay R Agasa – 09173809104) I reached beforehand. We arrived at around 9am since we were delayed and missed the 4am trip. Tricycle per head was around 15php. We then boarded the boat en route to Anawangin.
We spent lunch time in Anawangin, and swam for a couple of minutes. Then boarded the boat again to Capones Island.
We spent the whole afternoon at the island, plunging by the water. The waves are moderately strong, sun was scorching hot, so after walking by the seaside for a little time and photographing as much as I could we just ate some snacks under the shade. It was saddening to see that the island are littered, and Mom and I are so close to cleaning the whole area (maybe the sun was the reason we never did). I just hope the people would be more responsible with the trash.
We tried snorkeling, since above the water we can see there could be much more under, but because of the crashing waves we just enjoyed the view of the moutains and the sea and napped while being buried under the sand.
By 3pm, we are already packing up to get back to Pundaquit, paid the bangkero for the daytrip (around 1,000 php) before going as they offered that maybe next time, we should do an overnight stay and camp (which we should definitely do, because it was “bitin”), then grabbed a bus to Olongapo. And from there, we boarded the Victory Liner bus going back to Manila, and offered goodbyes to this humble province.