I realized that in this blog’s almost three years of existence, never have I once written about my hometown. That’s because I haven’t been there for so long. Primary reason was the distance. I literally got stranded for a night in Ormoc on the way there after I missed both the last bus and last ferry. However, all these glitches I never mind for as long as what greets me is this beauty….
View of the white sand beach just a few steps away from our family house. I had spent the best of my growing up years here ~ riding boats, catching little fishes during low tide and just frolicking in the water. When I slept at night, I could hear the waves lapping in the shore. Of course, the weather could get really fierce during typhoon season but as soon as everything goes back to normal, there goes the vista again of the clearest green water turning into blue and the perfect summer sky.
I regret taking only my camphone and super-light didgicam as back-up. But somehow, this picture of a fisherman and his multi-colored boat turned out good 🙂
Tangkaan Beach in my hometown catches the eye with its limestone walls, hidden coves and unusual rock formations. It is also getting known as a prime diving destination with its virgin sponge and coral gardens. The lush marine life counts green turtles, schools of surgeonfishes, groupers, eagle rays and batfish among its precious residents.
Don’t know if it’s good or bad, but foreigners are slowly discovering the excellent diving opportunities of the area, even to the point of settling here. Photo shows a group of Frenchmen onboard the “Barracuda Divers” boat.
Also part of The Great Hometown is the inverted spoon-shaped Limasawa Island, where the Philippines’ first Catholic Mass was held. It can be reached by boat in about 30 minutes. More lush coral gardens here and amazing creatures like the barracuda, mackerel, angelfish and napooleons for staunch underwater enthusiasts. The sea walls plunge to a depth of more than a hundred feet or more.
View of the Padre Burgos town pier.
A picture of me with my Auntie Remy, who took care of me when I was very young. I ogled over her two-month old grandson. Babies are sooo cute… made me realize that am ready to be a grandma 😛 A groovy grandma with my own house by the beach someday.:P So long Southern Leyte… till we meet again!