January 27, 2013

What beach?

The wide, white sand beaches of Boracay are well-known among tourists all over the world, but I have to confess that my husband and I had never visited the island until his youngest brother got married there last June.
 high tide at Boracay during the monsoon season Trust that our first time in Boracay would be at the beginning of the southwest monsoon, when there was hardly any sign of its fabled powder-fine white sand because of the high tides.

But I exaggerate, of course. The waters would recede in the afternoon and we could walk comfortably on the well-packed sand to one of Boracay's equally fabled cafés, restaurants and bars. And I am very happy to report that the sand definitely lives up to its reputation.

9 comments:

Birdman said...

I like how you have captured the coming storm.

Al said...

Monsoon or not, that looks so beautiful, and the clouds add so much drama to the scene. I'd love to spend some time on a beach like that, but I'd have to drive 1,500 km to find the nearest one!

Riet said...

W hat a beautiful photo.

Lowell said...

I'm glad that things cleared up for you so you could enjoy all the pleasure the beaches and area offer...that sky is very threatening! I would have run and hid out somewhere!

Cezar and Léia said...

The beach is beautiful and you got a wonderful picture!
Léia

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love the pic of your watery beach.

Rob Siemann said...

It looks very inviting

George said...

This is a beautiful, but foreboding, photo. I'm glad you got to walk the beach after the tide went out.

Halcyon said...

It looks beautiful even with the high waters. Maybe you can get back another time?