Morong, Bataan is a small and quiet town in the northern part of Luzon. It is most famous for the historical event the Battle of Bataan – one of the last stands of American and Filipino soldiers before they were overwhelmed by the Japanese forces in World War II. The infamous Death March started in this province.
So who would have thought that this sleepy town would have an amazing shoreline where my beach-bummin’ soul was captivated?
We arrived late in the afternoon after three hours of road travel from Manila to Bataan through the Subic Freeport Zone area. We then checked-in at Phi Phi Beach Resort and Hotel (not the one in Thailand!) to stay over night.
I was really surprised to see the big waves being pushed into the shore. It looked amazing and scary all at the same time.
But what really captured my soul was the shoreline that stretched for miles end. Though I have never liked the black sand, I was amazed by how it complemented the blue water and the huge waves lingering more than it should in the shoreline.
When the sun started to set, everything suddenly looked magical. I didn’t even want to go swim in the water because I was afraid that I might miss everything this Bataan beach sunset was offering.
So I sat down and stared at the sun wearing my heart on my sleeve. I could feel my heart swell and my lips smile as I sat there quietly enjoying what I consider my bliss.
It’s ironic to think that as much as I am scared of the ocean, I still find myself coming back, as if I’d grow out of the fear. And even though I haven’t found myself exploring what’s beneath the surface, I’ve always loved sitting by the beach and just stare far ahead and that’s enough for now. The sun painting the sky with amazing colors, and the waves rolling in long and white-fringed are enough to make my heart skipped beats. I could sit there and stare and never get tired of its beauty. I could do this forever.
These are the kinds of moments where I think, I may not have been a mermaid in the past life, but I know I could be one in the next. 🐬