BALER 2014 [Day 2 – Part 1]

“This is gonna be a great day!” – That’s our motto for our Day 2 in Baler. Felt like we started off on the wrong foot with Baler so we tried so hard to keep our spirits up and attract good vibes as we move along with our adventure.

We started our day quite early and left our room around 6:30 AM. Finally, in-house restaurant is open for breakfast. We had the usual Filipino breakfast – fried rice, egg and a choice of tapa or longganisa. We have made it a habit of always asking, “How many minutes ’til we get our food?” because it seems like if you won’t push them, they’ll take their time to prepare it. Slack is very much mainstream in this town. After around 20-30 minutes, we have our food. It was not served. We got it from the counter. Another mainstream going on in this town is their literal take on self-service. No waiters roaming around the dining hall.

We left as soon as we finished eating. The food was fine. Just enough to fill your tummy for a very long day ahead. We drove to Sabang Beach for my work friends’ surfing lessons. While planning our itinerary, I had two options for their lessons, Aliya and Mahdox. The latter is easily seen in the beach front while the former has its own place near Costa Pacifica. For P350, they got an instructor who would teach them how to manuever their body in the surfboard. After ten minutes or so, they headed to the water to play with the waves.

DSC_0072DSC_0084DSC_0097Though I chose not to surf, I’ve enjoyed taking snapshots of my work friends doing awesome moves with the waves. Also, I got to play with my extra camera lens so it was fun for me! I’m quite new at this (as seen in some photos 😉 )

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I also took photos of random people surfing. If you’re one of them, or know one of them, feel free to grab 😉

DSC_0168DSC_0191 DSC_0184DSC_0124Majestic waves keep coming. Now I understand why this place is being visited by lots of surfing enthusiasts. The shore is a mix of fine black sand and round stones of different sizes and the water is neither cold nor warm. It was an early morning and the sun didn’t take a peak behind the clouds. I didn’t have much problem with staying by the shore.

Next stop — Ditumabo Falls

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