It was another bright and extremely sunny day in San Vicente. Out in the balcony, we could see this white beach on the other side…

Peace and Love Resort, San Vicente, Palawan

We considered going there but were told it would take 45 minutes to drive there on a habal-habal (motorcycle). We decided to rent one and drive it ourselves.

Peace and Love Resort, San Vicente, Palawan

Steve, the owner of Peace and Love Resort where we were staying at, rented it to us at only Php300 for the entire day’s use.

Before doing anything though, we thought it was a good idea to check out “Beach 1” on the map, which was 10 minutes away from the resort.

Peace and Love Resort, San Vicente, Palawan

Going down this dirt road was a bit of a challenge for Lovely who was not used to driving in dirt roads… but we made it!

Beach 1, Long Beach, San Vicente, Palawan

Beach 1, Long Beach, San Vicente, Palawan

You can see how cloudless the sky was! We lathered on LOTS of sunblock but still… Regardless of the heat, it was quite a beautiful day!

The sea was calm, so much calmer than the afternoon before, and though Beach 1 is supposed to be the least pretty on the stretch of Long Beach, it was beautiful in the 10am light.

Beach 1, Long Beach, San Vicente, Palawan

Beach 1, Long Beach, San Vicente, Palawan

Unlike Beach 3 on the other end, almost near Alimanguan, Beach 1 has a community.

The sand is not as white nor as fine as the beach on the other end, and is littered with the usual beach-side debris.

Beach 1, Long Beach, San Vicente, Palawan

Beach 1, Long Beach, San Vicente, Palawan

Beach 1, Long Beach, San Vicente, Palawan

Beach 1, Long Beach, San Vicente, Palawan

We only stayed long enough for me to take a few snapshots, while Lovely and Lia stayed in the shade.

Beach 1, Long Beach, San Vicente, Palawan

Beach 1, Long Beach, San Vicente, Palawan

Beach 1, Long Beach, San Vicente, Palawan

The beach here isn’t really good for swimming as it is a bit rocky.

Beach 1, Long Beach, San Vicente, Palawan

But we saw three kids swimming somewhere over where the beach bends.

Beach 1, Long Beach, San Vicente, Palawan

The water was really nice that morning.

Beach 1, Long Beach, San Vicente, Palawan

We were going to Capari Resort for lunch, so we went back the way we came, back on Panindigan Avenue, drove past our resort again, and took a right at the first fork on the road.

My idea was, to get to Capari Resort, always take the road that looked more like it was more in use, but I had the wrong idea. Instead of finding ourselves at Capari Resort, we found ourselves at the Panindigan Fisherman Village and Petrol Station.

Panindigan Fisherman Village, San Vicente, Palawan

Panindigan Fisherman Village, San Vicente, Palawan

But it was still a beautiful sight! We just had to get down, talk a bit with the locals, and take photos!

Panindigan Fisherman Village, San Vicente, Palawan

Panindigan Fisherman Village, San Vicente, Palawan

The community of Panindigan, a sitio or neighborhood of Brgy. Poblacion, consist of more than 200 fishing households. Panindigan also serves as a center for San Vicente’s live fish and seaweed trade. (Source: Migrants to the Coasts: Livelihood, Resource Management and Global Change in..)

Panindigan Fisherman Village, San Vicente, Palawan

Panindigan Fisherman Village, San Vicente, Palawan

I have to admit that it was surprising to see so many speed boats parked on this beach.

Other than that, it looked like any other fisherman’s village.

Panindigan Fisherman Village, San Vicente, Palawan

Panindigan Fisherman Village, San Vicente, Palawan

Panindigan Fisherman Village, San Vicente, Palawan

 

It was fun getting lost.

Panindigan Fisherman Village, San Vicente, Palawan

 

The view was worth it!

Panindigan Fisherman Village, San Vicente, Palawan

 

We went back the way we came again, took what should have been the right “right turn” on the road, and found ourselves on a stretch of a lonely dirt road going all the way to Capari Resort.

By the time we left Capari Resort, we were so tired from driving around in the heat that we decided to just totally forget about going to the beach on the other side of the bay, the one we saw from our balcony at Peace and Love Resort, the one that we actually set out to get to at the start of the day.

Nevertheless, it was a good day. We were happy, tired and full from our lunch at Capari. It was good to just sit there in our resort’s balcony with my mug of tea, just enjoy the breeze and the beautiful view.

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