I wanna revive the QUICKIE section of my blog.
I have been here in one of my favorite beaches in the Philippines- Dahican Beach in Mati City, Davao Oriental.
If you have a Philippine map, Mati City is in the south easternmost part of the Philippines in my local tongue, sa dulo na ng Pilipinas. Wanna let you know why I keep coming back to this side of the country in five photos.
Let me start with Dahican Beach Cove which stretches around 2 kilometers. A sanctuary for Green Sea Turtles and Olive Ridley. It is also known for its big waves that is great for skimboarding and surfing during Amihan months of October-March.
Here’s the new Amihan Boys Tower which is a project of DENR and is used to observe the rich marine wildlife in the area- Seacows (dugong), Whalesharks, Dolphins and sometimes even whales.
I don’t know why but everytime I visit this beach, a turtle would always make an appearance. On my first morning, 10 Olive Ridley hatched. Sad that the rest of the eggs didn’t hatch. Paddle on turtlies!
In my stay here, I realized that the more I get close to Mother Nature the more she speaks to me. Mother Nature speaks in a very subtle way, telling me of my greatest fears, deep longings, things I get easily annoyed at and things I enjoy doing without minding the time. She taught me to look inside. Most of the time I feel the crashing of the waves mimic what’s happening in my heart- furious. Sometimes when my soul is at peace the gentle rain would come. Then at times lighting and thunder would play before I sleep. And I stare, cherish those moments when stars aren’t on the viewfinder. Those moments when I feel so little yet know that I play a key role in this awesome and grand universe.
Harvest time! My cousin was able to buy a small piece of land here and because I was the one who takes care of it, we harvested some coconuts to sell to visitors on weekends. What a simple life of enjoyments of earth’s produce.
Wanna read more, try these past articles I wrote:
- Travel Notes from Mati City, Davao Oriental
- Stoked at Dahican Beach, Mati City
- Rescued Pawikan Lays Eggs in Mati City, Davao Oriental
Coordinates: 6°55’27.19″N, 126°16’50.18″E
Date: June 18-29, 2015
Quickie Section is my shortest blog feature where I just post some photos with a short caption or a snippet. Made especially for those who don’t want to read.