Vacation Week: The Beachy Part
We started our vacation week with coffee in the mountains, and we ended our vacation with a couple of days of relaxation, and coffee, on the beach. We rented a house on Playa Maculís in La Union. We cooked simple meals, did a lot of walking, swam in the pool and jumped in the waves.
|So lovely to have a pool as well as the sea, especially if it's a little|
rough out there or you are afraid of creatures.
|Beach art. Not human-made. Crab-made. It's really hard to appreciate|
just how large this crabby firework is!
Our investigations indicated this was the work of a sand bubbler crab. The beach was covered with their designs during low tide. Here is a great little video which explains the daily routine of a sand bubbler crab.
|The change of the colors in the sky and sea is mesmerizing, |
and with such a flat expanse of sand at low tide, the shallow water
is smooth like glass.
|This structure is near the tide pools where we saw the stingray.|
We didn't find anyone who could tell us when it was built or for what
purpose. One local person told us it was for swimming.
|Nature sure knows how to decorate herself.|
|The month of May brings the transition of seasons, from dry to rainy.|
At the coast, rain can come at any time of year. Sometimes, the
humidity just hangs in the air.
|When the tide is low, its fun to explore among the volcanic rocks.|
|Notice the little things|
|Relax. Drink coffee. Swing in the hammock.|