While we were drunk last new year, we planned to go somewhere North, in Subic or Olongapo, perhaps. Two weeks later, we found ourselves on our way to Potipot Island, Candelaria, Zambales.
We agreed to meet at McDo Katipunan at around 2pm. And because we’re compliant enough to the concept of Filipino time, we got complete at a little over 4pm.
We went straight to Victory Liner terminal in Caloocan, where we got on a bus going to Sta. Cruz. It was a crazy 6-hour ride, the longest ride I have ever been.
We arrived in Candelaria at around 11pm. We checked-in at Dawal Beach Resort to spend the night and to drown ourselves with food and alcohol, while we wait for the sun to rise.
We havent had dinner then and the closest to meal we got while we’re on the road is a bbq budget meal. So to satiate our physical hunger, we ordered pork sisig, beef steak, fried chicken wings and lots and lots of rice. Solb!
We spent the night drinking and talking and laughing and doing some crazy barkada shots.
We dont really have much time to spare in the hotel room, but Kenneth and I managed to sneak out a good power nap, just enough to prep us for ‘a long day ahead”.
We left Dawal at a little past 5am, took on a boat that we rented from Ate Minda, and ‘enjoyed’ a 10min boat ride to Potipot.
Here we are, seconds away from the most virgin island I have ever seen!
We instantly dove into the water and enjoyed its ‘clearness’. Here’s a rundown of the photos:
We even made our own sand castle! 😀
We tried to make a ‘scene’ just by raising our forefingers. However, noone seemed to noticed. :))
Enjoying the serenity of the place.
This is the other side of the island. Had we discovered this earlier, we would have gone on this area after lunch and spend the rest of the day ogling at the endless waters.
This is one hell of a jump shot!
Our silhouettes behind the setting sun.
Here’s to more random trips, to infinity and beyond!