It is Tuesday once again! Time for Frizztext’s A-Z Photo Story Challenge. Letter this week is I and so I share photographs from the Island of Boracay. Looking at all these photographs give me a sense of peace and tranquility especially now that I am extremely busy with university term underway. It reminds me of why I work so hard.
Island of Boracay
This is a screenshot photo taken by my husband using his smart phone that shows quite beautifully from a bird’s eye view what the shape of Boracay Island is like. According to Wikipedia, it is located approximately 315 km (196 mi) south of Manila and 2 km off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. Apparently, In 2012, Boracay had been named the world’s second best beach after Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands as reported by the Philippine Department of Tourism (same Wikipedia source).
“The island is approximately seven kilometers long, dog-bone shaped with the narrowest spot being less than one kilometer wide, and has a total land area of 10.32 square kilometers.” (source here)
Photographs taken by my eleven year old daughter, Myka
This is a photo taken by my 11 year old daughter showing how far the shoreline could be especially in the mornings. One can walk much farther away and still be in clear shallow waters.
See how clear the water is. I am always soothed by the varying shades of blues and greens in Boracay, and the fine white sand.
I always prefer to stay in Station 1 whenever we go in Boracay as the other stations are just way too crowded and noisy for my taste. I really am just after the quietly soothing sound of the waves, not the night life that the island has to offer.
We usually travel here in the month of July, which is considered the off-peak season. While there is a higher probability of storms and rains (July-August being rainy months in the Philippines), I would prefer that over the crowds of partying and noisy young people. Surprisingly, however, Boracay Island is packed filled with tourists and people especially when one goes to Stations 2 and 3, and D’Mall. I was a little surprised by that.
More photographs taken by my husband and me
I am glad that we are pretty much left on our own in Station 1 and I can still get the quiet I have always craved for while in the island.
Photo taken by my husband.
A young girl in motion, a slice of the moon behind me, and sand beneath my feet.
And now I take a photograph of the lovely photographer herself, my eleven year old daughter.