Courting Coron: Day 4

For about 1 1/2 hours from Coron town, we took our boat to Malcapuya Island. We carried our snorkels but were told there’s really nothing to see. It is only now, while researching about the island, that I find out the waters surrounding the island is known for its colony of clams. Will this change my habit of not reading up before I visit a certain place? Maybe not so much. I still prefer the mystery and element of surprise of every new place I discover.

Boats stop at the north side of Malcapuya Island.
Boats stop at the north side of Malcapuya Island.

From Malcapuya, we went to Banana Island (otherwise known as Dicalabuan Island) to go snorkeling again. The island is known as such for its shape when seen from above. This time, I deliberately left my aqua shoes so I can have a feel of the water. A combination of big and small fishes, colorful ones and burly ones, all swimming beneath my feet gave me a mixed feeling of fear and wonder. Fear because the bigger fishes are said to become aggressive when disturbed, and wonder because of the thought of how harmonious these creatures are living together.

The captivating beach of Malcapuya
The captivating beach of Malcapuya

By late afternoon, we went back to CYC Beach to catch the sunsent and later have dinner under the moonlight and the stars. Our boat left us for the market, while we pretended like stranded survivors on this quiet island. We had the island to ourselves, or so we thought, until a dog and a cat appeared to keep us company.

"Survivor Coron" wannabes
“Survivor Coron” wannabes
The dog who stands guard over CYC Beach
The dog who stands guard over CYC Beach

We goofed around, took lots of photos of the island, the dog, the cat, selfies, until we noticed that the sun is beginning to set. During that moment, we saw the magnificent splash of colors spreading all over Coron. Until today, I could close my eyes and still see the various colors of the sunset.

Let the colors define themselves.
Let the colors define themselves.

By nightfall, we helped ourselves to another sumptuous dinner. The moon was a no-show, but stars began to fall as a consolation.

 

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