Next up was lunch at Banul Beach. Hooray, food! Naturally, we had a lot of seafood, but meat, specifically pork sisig, was also included. I personally enjoyed the crab. Yum. Yum. It’s the first time I’ve ever opened my own crab too (well, technically Kat opened mine for me) so that makes it even more memorable.
We took all these photos right after eating lunch. We were so hungry that when we got to the island, we all immediately rushed to the food, haha. Forgive me if I look really chubby here. Mehehe. I actually had around 4 or 5 cups of rice, because the food was simply so yummy! It’s hard not to ruin your diet if you’re in such a beautiful island paradise.
Anyway, Banul Beach is super gorgeous, now that I think about it. I just didn’t appreciate it that much when I was there because I was too preoccupied with food (food?! FOOD?!) and the rocks beside the beach. I mean, seriously, just look at those rocks. I wonder what they’re made of?
CYC Beach is where I met Kristeen, one of the girls in our tour group. She actually brought her own snorkeling gear, which is really cool, and also really nice because P150/day for the gear was a bit too much for my student budget, considering you can get one for yourself for like 1000 PHP. Remind me to buy my own gear for future travels. Anyway, we snorkeled a bit and found some fishes, like, in very shallow waters. So shallow, in fact, that you can literally kneel and find some white fishes in the sand beneath the water. That’s totally cool.
Lastly, we snorkeled near Balinsasayaw Floating House. This was the most extensive snorkeling we’ve done for this day. We found the pretty common striped fishes- zebra fish, I think that’s what they’re called- and we also found a giant clam! Yay! Such a bummer that I don’t have photos of this place, since I forgot to charge my camera last night. Argh.
And that’s it for this day! I had a whole lot of fun, even though it was so tiring. Time to go back to the hotel and snooze for the night!