I was 16 years of age, very young and so carefree when I found this place closest to my Heart. It was a stroke of luck when I got a chance to go there. My brother had a field trip way back in college and the destination was Coron. I wanted to come but it was a school affair, luckily my brother was good friends with the travel agent and said that I could join if I paid PhP7,000 ($300), and so my mom and dad paid for it and I was in!
|Negros Navigation Ferry, where the journey began|
It was noon when we arrived at a harbor in Manila which I don't remember where, the hot, dusty and humid air quickly makes my shirt smell like a dirty 4 year old. It didn't matter much to me because I was young, just 16 while all the boys and girls around had no "teen" word when you say their ages. I stayed closed to my brother and his friends to keep me company. The ferry ride was 15 hours to Coron.
|The waters of Coron, clean and serene|
It was 5AM when we arrived at the port of Coron and then transfered to a boat that can hold up to 20 people that took us to where we will be staying, at Dive Link. Just a quick breakfast and we were off the waters once again to tour the islands.
|The majestic view cliff before entering Kayangan Lake.|
I fell in Love with this view and it captivated me. I've never loved a place like this, it was first love all over again for me and I could see what she offers me.
|That's me at the far right|
|Me at Kayangan Lake|
I forgot other things we've done in Coron back in 2007 but all I can remember is how the place captured me, it holds magnificent views and sparkling waters.
Four years had passed and I dreamed of going back to this place I love, always mentioning Coron as my top destination over and over again. It's been four years now and then something happened. I'm going back to Coron after four long years.
*Watch out for my new 4-part blog series titled "The Last Frontier" which contains my recent travel back to Coron, Palawan here in my beloved country the Philippines.