Sunday, April 18, 2010

I was slightly disappointed by the view that greeted me. The sea looked wonderful as it was deep blue and clear with some lighter blues evident of white sand and shallow water.

I was thinking "Where the heck is the pristine beach front?" Then I remembered that D3 told me that the island itself has nothing of that sort as the real activity in that island is island hopping and snorkeling. There's the small paddle boat though that you can use to get to a small floating hut about 100 meters from the shore. The small hut serves as a base -point while you snorkel and view the beautiful and colorful corals below.

We were ushered to the main dining hut for refreshments. It was 10:15 A.M., three hours plus after our plane took off. I was really hungry as I did not eat breakfast. We were given our hut numbers and we trooped on the dusty path. Crap!No water. No electricity. The generator will be on around 3:30 P.M. There was no point bringing my laptop and mobile broadband as there was no signal. There was intermittent for our mobile phones but one service provider had a stronger signal that my crazy clan asked one of their soon to arrive cousins and aunt to buy SIM cards of the said provider at their stop at Balay Majika at the town proper.

Come to think of it, the Coron town proper was the closest thing to the comforts we all took for granted. There is no existing phone lines as the population depended on mobile phones for their communication. The general mode of transportation was motorized tricycles as only a handful can afford cars. Vans were the usual transportation for tourists and were provide by the hotel/accommodation. If you were unlucky enough to miss your shuttle to the airport, then woe on you. I guess there is poster printing
services too in Coron as the only print ads I saw were pertaining to the national presidential election.


path from the boat to the main dining hall


the dining hall where a staff had to pour spring water on our sanded- feet before we could go in


my SIL's cottage


the boys trooping to their cottage


My brother and his kids were the last to arrive at 5:30 P.M. Their flight was 2 hours delayed that is why. I was increasingly worried as my Fil-Am nephew and niece might not survive Coron. Boy, was I wrong!



like a sentinel...waiting for my brother and kids to arrive



here they are.... my niece and nephew figuring out how to get off the raft
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Posted by desperateblogger On 4/18/2010 06:59:00 AM 5 comments

5 comments:

  1. Nice! Keep it coming! Haha.....M has been reading everything. Kahit siguro tagalog babasahin nya. Nakita na din nya yung pics sa FB [from your dawters' pages] and read Icka's FB entries. Tuwang tuwa sya sa pics...he keeps asking me kung pwede ko daw palakihin yung FB pics...ah..no! Sabi ko it will take months to upload the pics in their orig sizes.

    Huling

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  2. PS....baket hindi sumama yung 'dagang mahaba ang buhok'??? Hahaha....

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  3. Hi! I'm from Palawan. Pero 2 times lang ako nakapunta ng Coron...at wala pa akong napuntahang beach resort dun..kahit Club Paradise. Pero 2 times ako nakapaligo sa Maquinit Hot Spring. Sana pinuntahan ninyo rin ang world famous El Nido...Take a look here

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  4. Wow. The place is so beautiful, I have to go there. Definitely a must see place.

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  5. @ huling: hahaha... nauna na si D2 sa stories nya. yong daga takot sa tubig! tell M puerto princesa is more up his sleeves. wait na lang for my blog.

    @ anti-aging: yes, el nido is next.:)

    @ dheong: yes, you should experience palawan.

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