Not yet fully satiated in soaking up the cold waters of Caunayan Falls, we decided to head to Sabang Beach at Baler for another round of water fun. The sky was darkening as we navigated the streets of Baler, looks like Typhoon Chedeng was finally knocking on Aurora’s doors.
We arrived at the beach at four in the afternoon, it looked almost like twilight with slow dark clouds looming ominously over the horizon.
Bad weather it seems is not a hindrance for the locals of Baler; the beach is still filled with people walking its shores, swimming on its wavy waters and riding the surf.
Baler’s beach is really not the typical Boracay paradise one might be accustomed to. Here the sand is not really that fine; being grayish brown and a bit pebbly at the water’s edge. And its water is not calm nor placid at all; it is absolutely hammering.
In fact you can hardly swim here, what you can do instead is stand about chest deep in water and wait for the incoming waves to pound you senseless. And that is what we did the whole time we were in the water; I’d have to say it was much more fun than swimming haha.
These crashing waves are actually what made Baler a favorite spot for surfers. It was almost evening and still, surfers dot the horizon likes ants on a moving hill. I’ve been dreaming of riding the waves since I was a kid, I’m just not sure if I can do it.After tiring of slamming into waves, we had a quick snack at the nearby Bay’s Inn restaurant; a huge Pancit Canton dish (Php85.00) which looks good enough for three. Gone in less than five minutes, we were back at the beach in no time.
Rain finally pelted down on us as we were having a stroll along the shore. It seemed everyone had already gone besides a few lone surfers treading their own surf grounds.
There were hardly any lights as we arrived back at the establishments along the shore. We found, as we were munching on fishballs and tuknenengs, that the whole of Aurora’s power was shut down due to the incoming inclement weather.
Dang, it seemed Typhoon Chedeng finally caught up with us.
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