The last five years have all been a blur. I’m afraid that if I don’t start writing about the memories I treasure, they’ll soon fade away.
So here I am, typing on.
I’m so happy to have retrieved this blog I started in 2012! And to mark my return to this wee bit of online space, I decided to post this photo of Panglao Island’s sandbar—the very first sandbar I so fell in love with.
Since childhood, I’d swim in beaches that would start off shallow then be 5-feet deep 7 steps later. I don’t know about you, but that was scary for someone like me who wasn’t a strong swimmer.
Walking far into the sea in Panglao Island, more than 10 meters out to where boats were anchored, was such a thrilling experience for me—I can walk on water!
I’ve never forgotten the magic of sandbars since 2010. Whenever I sit, walk or even nap on sandbars, I feel daring to be so far from the beach and yet I still feel safe from the vicious power of the waves (more about this in the next post).
When planning a trip to the beach, I look forward to sandbars—the actual sandbank not bars along the beach, thank you very much.
I didn’t have to think twice when my good friend ES asked me for an unofficial title for the About page of a cool project he co-founded called PhilippineBeaches.Org—Sandbarista it is. 😉
Photo taken by my sister, Celine.
Location: Bagobo Beach Resort, Panglao, Bohol
Photo taken on: July 19, 2010