My trip to Iloilo for the Dinagyang Festival was not my first this year. I thought it would be but who would ignore a beach weekend getaway?
Thanks to a dear friend’s invitation, I was lucky to have joined Trippers (adventure organizers) one sunny weekend last January.
I, along with thirteen people, rode a private van that took us to Palauig, Zambales in four hours. We transferred to a boat and sailed for 10 minutes to reach the starfish-filled destination – Magalawa Island.
Upon arrival, we immediately pitched our tents and changed into our swimwear. I was extra excited to dip in the cool waters of the island because I had with me my Pentax W90, that outdoor camera I bought last 2010.
After lunch, it was time for the bamboo raft ride. It brought us to coral spots around the island. Cool! 😀
After about an hour or two, we got back to the island. The night was ours.
I spent the following morning playing along the shore. Forgive me, but to have my nickname spelled by sea stars is a childhood dream.
They were just out of the water for 5 minutes (we collected them on a big plastic bag filled with water) and then thrown back to the sea.
It was so much fun I had to jump.
And, uhm, jump.