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My Beloved Family
Day two of Island hopping! Caramoan has 7 islands and it would be damn impossible to enjoy all of them in a day. The boat ride from island to island is quite long, from 15 minutes to an hour per island. So on first day we get to visit 3 islands and second day, we hopped on 4 islands.
We woke up, changed to swim clothes, have breakfast and so the day begins!
Our first island is like a sad bar. Very shallow and the water was like just above our knees. There were lots of starfish though. And when I said lots, I mean lots. The kids enjoyed the waters but us, adults, not particularly but so-so.
It was particularly hot that day. Scorching hot. After the dip in that island, we went straight to the next. It was still… a sandbar. And as usual, the water was shallow and there’s this sand islet in the middle. The white sand looks so nice placed in there. We had our lunch sitting in the water and it was just the coolest thing we did!
There is this part where as the water gets deeper and has corals, Sea Urchins was laying around everywhere. While we’re swimming, one of the tourist got stung by its spikes and the spike got stuck in her foot. Sea Urchin spikes are poisonous so they need to take the spike immediately. Since we were like in the middle of nowhere, I mean in the middle of an island bar with nothing, their tourist guide began the first aid care. They don’t have tweezers or anything to remove the spike so my Mom’s office mates volunteered me to remove the spike since I have longer nails. They even said I was in the medical field. It was quite embarrassing because since they’ve known that, I thought they would be expecting something from me. So I tried my best to remove it. It took me a long time to remove that shitty spike! I got probably 75% of it out but there’re still a little bit left and it’s not possible to remove it there and they have to take the lady back at the hotel. They thanked me and it was such a nice feeling! It was awesome to think that I actually helped someone. No, really, it was so nice! It was the best part of the get-away all together.
So after the island-hopping, I said to the tour guide that we didn’t get to enjoy deep waters. So while on the way back to the hotel, she let us swam for a few minutes in the middle of the ocean. Again.
After that, I got really sun-burned. When we got back to the hotel, my body ached like hell so I missed dinner at the main hotel and I asked Mom to get me dinner back. It was fun though. All the pain was worth it!
That concludes day 3. CWC coming right up!
January 2012. Pampanga. Family.