Friday, October 14, 2005

Boracay: The First Sunset

I wanted to explore the island in style so I decided to bring along the kind of sandals people use in hiking or mountain climbing since I reasoned that they could handle the various terrain. It turned out that it were my feet that couldn't handle the comfort of the sandals. Barely 12 hours into my vacation blisters started to appear on areas of my feet that were in contact with the straps of the sandals - add a bit of salt water and very fine sand - I had to resign myself to walking barefoot. Fortunately, going barefoot was almost the rule rather than the exception in Boracay. The sand was almost powdery soft and there were no corals nor shells that could cause injury. I spent everyday walking barefoot (carrying my sandals in 1 hand in case I had to go to other places aside from the beach) and I'd say the soles of my feet are a lot smoother now thanks to the exfoliating action of the fine sand!

It is almost a ritual in Boracay for everyone to go to the beach to watch the sunset. At about 4:30pm people are slowly drawn to the White Beach some bringing reading material, some just sitting on the sand, some playing frisbee, some just walking - all awaiting the best show of the day. It was the monsoon season so the sky was often filled with clouds. But somehow I got treated to a great sunset as if it was the island's way of saying, "Welcome! Enjoy your stay!"

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