I usually do my morning walk at 5:30 AM, but today, I decided to head out early as I was afraid it would rain that I’d miss my daily exercise. Tropical Depression Marce, after all, was due to make its landfall in the province this morning.
It was drizzling when I went out. I expected cloudy skies, but I didn’t expect streaks of light among the clouds hovering over Plantation Bay’s saltwater lagoons.
Pardon the photo quality as it was still dark, and my smartphone isn’t really good at taking pictures in low light. I was too lazy too to come back to my room to get my camera or GoPro. Te he.
When I reached the resort’s Galapagos Beach, I was sidetracked by this view.
So pretty. And the sound of the crashing waves was therapeutic to hear.
I took this photo on my second lap. The weather was kind of crazy. It was drizzling, and the wind was strong, but the sun was emerging too.
On my fourth lap, I noticed that the sky was looking all golden, so I headed to Xanadu Lodge as it’s one of the best spots for sunrise-watching in Plantation Bay.
I loved how the clouds looked wispy and golden and almost moving. The views were so lovely that I stayed for almost fifteen minutes, just when the color of the clouds changed to lighter shades of yellow.
Isn’t it pretty?
All photos were taken using a Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
I was supposed to go biking today, but I got sidetracked by this stunning skyline.
I watched, mesmerized by the colors, pointedly ignoring my phone’s notifications as I sat on the lagoon’s edge and dangled my feet on the waters. Beep beep, Viber notified. Another new message from a Facebook page I manage also popped up. I ignored them and just kept staring at the unfolding sunrise. So beautiful.
I normally spend my waking hours checking my emails and messages, so it was nice to spend this dawn just enjoying the sights.
I wasn’t satisfied with just watching, so I went for a swim. I then took this photo.
Just look at the defined lines caused by the ripples that formed when I waded into the waters.
This was my parting shot as I then left my phone on the lounger while I enjoyed a 20-minute morning early morning swim.
All photos were taken at Plantation Bay using a Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
While out on my morning walk/jog, I chanced on this view and couldn’t help but marvel at the cloud-filled sky.
Usually, our skies are just shades of blue with a scattering of cottony clouds here and there.
Here’s a zoomed-in shot.
I actually had to wade into the waters to take the above, but I had no regrets. The scenery looked so pretty! I even stopped my morning routine and just lounged around while enjoying the serene views.
This one’s taken on the roadway fronting Galapagos Beach. The clouds here weren’t so defined, but I loved how the palm trees reflected on the still lagoon waters.
On my way back to my room, my view of a cloud-filled sky was just as pronounced from the back lobby.
Photos taken at Plantation Bay Resort and Spa using a Samsung Galaxy Note 5, which by the way is now my favorite mobile camera because it takes photos in wider angles than my iPhone 6.
Are you feeling the Christmas vibe yet? I am, because everywhere I look in my corner of the world, I see Christmas trees, star lanterns, wreaths, lights, and other Christmas decor.
The above was taken earlier tonight. While Plantation Bay has always been mesmerizing at night, it is more so come Christmas time because all its acacia trees are festively decked in star lanterns. And there are lights everywhere!
This is my favorite from tonight’s shoot. I took it at the gazebo in front of Xanadu Lodge.
Photos taken with a Sony RX 100 II.