April 25, 2015 was a beautiful Saturday morning. Woke up earlier than usual to make it to Legazpi by 6 AM – the scheduled assembly time for our company’s annual outing. The destination – the famed Subic Beach in Brgy Calintaan, Matnog, Sorsogon!
THE ROAD TRIP. Of course we left on time. Haha. I so hope we did but truth is , we left Legazpi at 6:45 AM due to reasons you know. So it will be a long trip, but everyone was in high spirits and there was no chance to sleep during the trip. Good thing, our resident clowns kept the air warm with laughter. Soon enough, we were in Sorsogon. The long three hours spent on the road was tiring in the back and neck. Plus, I was already hungry considering I did not take anything for breakfast back home.
THE BOAT RIDE. However, we had to travel for another hour or so this time by water to get to our destination. We boarded a 20-seater motorboat from Matnog Port to Subic Beach. The waves were rocking the boat literally, and it was adding to the excitement.
THE BEACH. I did not exclaim exaggerations but the place deserves the raves it’s been getting. The fine white sandy shore is a vision and the water is just immaculate. There are no hotels yet in the area, but there are huts and a few houses built, probably owned by local caretakers. It was pretty jam-packed when we arrived. I heard someone said Boracay was nothing compared to Subic Beach. Second-hand information, gotta see to believe.
THE CAVE. As if indulging into the beautiful beach, burning our skin was not enough, we also got to explore a nearby cave – my first time! We boarded the boat again, wore life vests and reached the cave site in around 10 minutes. I was told that we’ll have to swim into the cave, and I was scared but was determined to give it a try. Now or never. So I gathered all the courage that the universe could give and jumped off the boat. Thanks to a rope tied to the cave’s opening, I successfully dragged my bod into the cave. Clinging to the rocks and into some people’s shirts and arms, I reached the interior and it was a sight to behold. Nothing short of majestic. Unfortunately, I couldn’t bring a camera inside so I didn’t get to take a photo of the cave, so no spoilers!
THE LAGOON. Before it was time to head home, we also got to pass an aquatic sanctuary located within the area. there were souvenirs being sold at a small sari-sari store. The experience was enough of a souvenir for me so I did not bother getting any, aside from the pictures of course.
THE SUNSET. It was 6PM and everyone was starting to get drowsy. The boat ride back to Matnog Port was an experience in itself. The sky slowly transformed from blue into gold and then red, and a million other colors all in one. I swear it was the most beautiful sunset I have seen in my life, and I am not exaggerating. We were quiet spectators of a beautiful and divine work of art unfolding right before our very eyes. We were awed, and silenced.