Jovie had arranged with the Barangay captain a rental of a beach hut which to be honest I wasn’t 100% sure what to expect for P200. At the same time we had been riding since 3am and pretty much not going to be too fussy even if we slept on a bench with a bit of shade. But to say we were pleasantly surprised would be an understatement. Yes its basic, yes it was bamboo and nipa but it was things like no videoke in the area, next door to the PNP station on one side and a school on the other making it very secure. To top it all off though it had front and rear balconies and a view of the sea as we sat right on the beach couldn’t really ask for more out of simple living.
A quick shower and it was time to crash out for an hour by now Jovie had informed us that one of her work mates was having a birthday party and we had been invited. So although we arrived around 10.00am after leaving Cebu at 3am we had a short nap break before heading off to the beach a bit further up for a BBQ birthday party. Was nice to meet a lot of Jovie’s colleagues who are also out here doing government assessments for assistance. Didn’t stop too long as we were still pretty worn out surprising how much the sun, fresh sea air and travelling all morning can take it out of you.
Upon getting back to the beach hut it was time to just chill out for a while and get used to the area. We had heard we can go up into the mountains with one of Jovie’s colleagues who was arranging for us to go there tomorrow. But plans changed as we received a text to go and have dinner with the mayor and mayoress of Binday Mr and Mrs Yap and their family out on a sea life sanctuary project. The photo above is us just leaving on a banka to get to the sanctuary as its out in the middle of the sea.