31 months later….
I had to haul myself out of bed this morning, and very hesitatingly after a long uninterrupted sleep. The time was well past sunrise; all the research about when the first light of day would shine and the direction it will be coming from, as well as the tide information went with the first alarm call which I’ve slept through. I might have hit the snooze button. This is one of those times when muscle memory works to my disadvantage.
I was here in Babatngon in August of 2010. I was captivated by lovely coastline in the early morning light. It is a small municipality which relies on fishing as the main source of livelihood and it is also a landing point for nearby islanders who arrive via small boats and take the bus to the city to do some commerce.
These kids sell native Samarnon delicacies while waiting for their companions to come back from the city.
In the background, fishermen drive fishes to their net with a most unusual tool ….
…. a toilet plunger.
The neighborhood kids buying some treats at their favorite sari-sari store.
Hopscotch for one. Kids never tire of playing the same games over and over, especially if friends come over to join in the fun.
Still some kids prefer to play by themselves.
Low tide in the early morning means there will be headroom under the houses by the water. It really isn’t a place to go around picking stuff.
A strip of seawall divides work and play.
There’s not enough clearing for a sand castle here, and the other girl is thinking out of the box. Literally.
A spectacular view, but only when the tide is high.
A fisherman’s catch of the day. Not really much, about a couple of hundred pesos’ worth.
Another pair of kids, told to wait and watch over the purchases while their father goes off to buy more goods.
I have noticed that I’ve been taking more shots lately, and most likely it is because of the new environment which I find myself in – country roads and the simple life.
(I have posted my 2010 photos at my facebook page. Click here to view them.)