|early morning scene in princesa bulakna, locals go out to pick shells (locally referred to as sisi) that are usually attached to coral stones|
the tour started in Princesa Bulakna resort in the town of Maria where i was billeted the previous day. Reminder to self: don't forget the resort orientation and the seasonal wind direction. if that sounded cryptic, here's a quick summary, resorts on the north-eastern side during Amihan (trade wind, north east direction from September-October to May-June) will generally have rough waters and debris on their shoreline, and in the same manner, when the Habagat winds come in, the south-western side resorts should be avoided.
|early morning, locals head out to collect sisi|
|low tide early in the morning, waters are rough and waves are big. during calmer season, princesa bulakna has a gorgeous snorkeling front as it is a marine sanctuary|
|a clear sunday morning|
from Princesa Bulakna we traveled to Lazi town that is home to the first four tourist spots for the day.