Last weekend, I was able to spend another summer vacation in Zambales. Just like the last time, I believe it was December 2008, I am with my dear college friends. What made this year even special, however, is that we really planned on going to Anawangin and explore some islands nearby. Although the main reason we went there is for our friend’s child’s christening, I have to admit that what made us excited to go is because of our much awaited summer getaway. I’ll cut the hullabaloo short and will go straight to our second day, after the occasion, one Sunday morning that will forever be remembered.
Around 7am, me and my friends greeted the day with our eager smiles, armed with a bag full of summer outfits, sunblock and some food. When we arrived at Pundaquit, we just can’t contain ourselves with excitement. We right away negotiated with one of the bangkeros present as to how much we’ll be paying for the boat ride and what time he’ll pick us up back. On board the boat, we couldn’t help but be amazed with the views we’re seeing. We were in awe!
We arrived in Anawangin after roughly 30 minutes. But earlier on the boat, we are actually discussing on going to Capones after. We then asked our bangkero to pick us up after about 4 hours, but he told us that it’s much safer for us to go to Capones during the morning because of the current. So after about 5 minutes in Anawangin, we went back to our boat to go to Capones. We didn’t realize it will take a little longer to get there, but when we finally reached the destination, “WOW!” was all we got to exclaim. It’s BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Me and my friends
Too bad we didn’t reach the Lighthouse, we heard that’s one of the main attraction in the island. But nevertheless, we enjoyed our brief stay there. We just made a promise to be back soon. After an hour, we headed back to Anawangin and stayed there for almost three hours.
We enjoyed basking under the sun! We frolicked anew on the cool water and had fun catching up. But as what they say, time flies fast when you’re having fun. After few more hours, it’s time to go. We decided to leave a little early since the sun is at its peak and our bangkero’s already there. But before we go, here’s our parting shot:
Goodbye, Zambales. We shall see you again soon 🙂