We love the blankets of blue, the patches of white, and the trickles of green in our beaches.
But even with similar white sand and clear waters everywhere we go, no two beaches will ever be the same. It’s always a different story, always a different shade of blue.
Our latest beach catch: Balicasag Island, Bohol
[See also: Virgin Island, Bohol]
We almost did not get on that boat to Balicasag. As we have mentioned in our previous post, we did not plan on forking out thousands for an island hopping trip. Habagat season also meant rough waves, so we figured the dolphins can wait ’till next summer.
And that Saturday morning when we set off for the pier certainly gave us more reasons not to: it had rained hard for a couple of minutes, and the skies certainly didn’t look too cheery for a 45-minute boat ride (let’s not even get started with the waves).
So even with a boatman who was willing to ferry us to the island for P100 each, we certainly felt like we were being made to choose between dying an unpleasant death or turning around disappointed (it certainly looked like this too several months ago in Palawan).
Guess we’d rather risk dying than feeling disappointed, ‘coz we hopped on the boat anyway (sorry moms and dads). But all’s gonna be well when you pray hard enough, because we did get to Balicasag alive (although the boat ride did scare the hell out of us). And as the day wore on, the weather became friendlier, the waters on one side becoming placid enough for snorkeling.