I have been trying to catch a good sunrise ever since our first day at Banton Island in Romblon, but was constantly met with heavy morning clouds everytime. The last two ones at Sitio Malabiga was no exception. The sun kept hiding under blankets of haze and all I get are dull washed-out daybreaks.
But beggars can’t be choosers; I’d rather have pictures of the place at the crack of dawn rather than none at all. It isn’t everyday that I get to visit Romblon anyways.
So there I was for the past two days at Malabiga Beach; setting my alarms at four in the morning, having a quick coffee, and setting off for the shore under the mounting lights, cameras and tripod in hand.
The morning was waking up, the light starting to clamber ever so slowly up the eastern waters of Banton Island as crows and numerous birds awaken to its warmth.
On these occasions, D goes to the beach with me, shooting the breeze about the office (who’s with who, who’s dating who, who broke with who, salary talk, trash talk, etc. etc.) as the sun slowly rose behind the clouds. I am forever grateful for D for letting me tag along with him to Romblon. Disappointing sunrises notwithstanding, it was still a more than pretty good getaway.
Address: Sitio Malabiga, Barangay Togong, Banton Island, Romblon
Romblon Provincial Tourism Office: (042) 567-5145 | (0920) 629-5838