Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Dumaluan Beach, Bohol

Dumaluan beach is located in the island of Panglao, Bohol. Last week, I was there for a mentoring workshop session. These pictures were taken on the public beach of Dumaluan. It was the exact description from Karen Capenter's...not a cloud in the sky, got the sun in my eyes. The sun and sea was beautiful! The sand as fine and soft as that of Boracay or maybe even better. This particular coastline is not as crowded as that of Bora or even Alona beach which is a few kilometers away in another barangay.

Imagine us on the eve of Aug 7th preparing our things and doing last minute prep work, it was raining cats and dogs in Quezon City. Shoes and clothes were soaked in the rains that hit Manila while doing last minute errands. I was a bit worried the night before. Our flight was at 6:50am August 8that the domestic airport. We were up by 4:00am. We took Cebu Pacific and our flight was delayed by an hour. Other flights were delayed or canceled like those by Asian Spirit to Busuanga. One cannot see through the rain as we grabbed the green umbrellas while we try to board the plane almost at 8:00am. The plane ride was not bumpy. After less than an hour we arrive at Tagbilaran City.

Lo and behold, the sun was shining!!! We had to shed off our fleece. It was such a blessing to be there at that time.

Two days after we arrived, we heard the news about typhoon Chedeng, the floods and school classed being canceled in the metro. Our partners in Bohol said, it is always like that in Bohol. When it is raining in Manila, chances are it is hot and humid in Bohol.

This is my 3rd visit to Bohol. My first was mid-1990's, circa 1993, then 2003 and this recent trip. Each trip was unique and memorable and I will be sharing the "then and now" as I blog about them in my future post. This is the first time I am visiting it with family. Indeed it is a joy to be able to spend time with them.

Will be posting more about this trip soon!


Sidney said...

It looks like paradise!
Love that third picture.

Daisy said...

Hi Sidney!

Yes it does! I am amazed that the Philippines have so many wonderful white sand coastlines :)

Wow thanks! I love that pic as well :)