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.
I still dream of waking up to the sun’s caress on my face, of home-cooked meals and wine and cider…
I miss looking out at the beguiling sea, with its blue-green waters gathering together to create frothy waves that tirelessly kiss the shores…
I yearn to again be distracted from my reading or writing by the stunning Gold Coast skyline metamorphosing from a canvas of blue and white to a painted masterpiece of pink and purple and orange and gold…
I so miss my do-nothing days, my reverie occasionally broken by quiet conversations, or the sight of cottony clouds, dramatic moonrises, and captivating crepuscular rays…
These – and the sound of the crashing waves, the scent of oranges and peeled lemons, and the freeing feeling of being disconnected from a fast-paced world – I miss but am glad to have committed to memory.
Until we meet again, my beautiful side of somewhere. 🙂
Today I got sidetracked from jogging/brisk walking around Plantation Bay by this view.
It was low tide. Normally, I don’t like being by the beach during low tide, but when it is sunrise, I appreciate it since the craggy seafloor makes the shot more interesting.
After taking the above shot, I resumed my exercise only to again get sidetracked after one round of jogging because of this other lovely view.
The skyline just looked so pretty, don’t you think? And I loved how the trees made the look more tropical.
When I approached the beachfront, it was still low tide, but water was starting to get closer to the shore.
Oh, what I’d give to just spend my day in one of these loungers, reading a book while listening to the crashing waves…
But I had to earn a living so I stopped my morning reverie, took this parting shot and resumed my morning exercise so I could prepare for work.
Pardon the discernible noise in these photos. As mentioned, I was out jogging so I only had my iPod with me to take these shots. Editing courtesy of Snapseed.
I love sunrises and sunsets by the beach, but it is only during this trip that I realized that a sunrise high up the mountains is a magnificent spectacle that everyone should see in this lifetime.
Sunrise at Kiltepan is definitely one of the most beautiful sights I’ve set my eyes on. It was amazing to see the cloud-blanketed mountains against a backdrop of hues of violet blue and pink, and it was an even more amazing experience to be higher than the clouds. There was a feeling of reverence as I took in the captivating views before me and marveled at God’s handiwork.
Photo taken using a 5th generation iPod Touch.
This post is an entry to the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge by Lens and Pens by Sally. This week’s theme is Nature.