Despite sleeping early after our cookout and campout in Nagsasa Cove, I still woke up late. I must’ve been exhausted at the time because my mind aimlessly wandered on trivial things I could’ve just worried about later on – going back to the office in a couple of days and thinking about my pending freelance tasks that were way overdue.
My eyes were fixated on the view from inside the tent and I didn’t want to get up. But the sun motioned me to step out.
Nagsasa Cove, Zambales
February 20, 2011
who wouldn’t want a sight like this when jogging?
photo by Doi
I got out and saw my companions already taking photos of the beautiful Nagsasa scenery. Footprints were already present indicating how people have also awoken from slumber, taking advantage of the sand that was washed away by the previous night’s tide.
I used to wake up early even without an alarm to remind me. But it was too late to whine; besides, Nagsasa still holds its charm due to its stillness.
Morning Jog in Nagsasa Cove
Wearing my sweatshirt to fight off the morning chill, I decided to jog while I waited for the sun’s rays to creep out from the mountain range. With a view like this, who wouldn’t want to stop time?
After a few laps (just wanted to call it laps so I would feel like such a runner, haha), I quit the physical activity. I found out I was still limping from the fall in Anawangin the previous day so I decided to stop the absurdity of feeling “athletic”.
photo by Doi
I went back to the tent, brought out my camera and started shooting. Pine trees were still present and although there were already a number of people around, the place was still big enough to safely say that you can have a section all to yourself.
Panoramic View of Nagsasa
Streaks of cirrus clouds adorned the landscape and I couldn’t contain myself from admiring the panoramic view of the location. The weather was definitely on our side during this day – something I was truly grateful for.
Click the photos for a larger view.
It was through a friend’s Facebook album where I first had a glimpse of Nagsasa Cove. It was 2 years ago when I wondered if I could even reach this destination at all. When I finally did this year, it makes me realize that so long as we keep a mental thought of something we want, we can definitely achieve it. This trip to Nagsasa surely didn’t disappoint me.
people and photo ops
I came back from the stroll with food already prepared. I thank Teresa for taking the lead and ensuring that we were well-taken care of. We were to continue our trip to Capones Island where another adventure awaited us. Breakfast was definitely needed to keep ourselves full.
We were able to stay on budget with this trip. So I’ve been thinking about preparing for other travels and adventures that are well within my range. I’ve been saving a lot these days in order to replenish funds that were depleted because of these travels. I even stayed away from airline promo websites so I wouldn’t be tempted to book out of impulse. But thinking about rewarding myself in the process, I’ve thought about searching for cheap holidays to Turkey so I can go out of a country and experience another place and their way of living. I just have to keep on saving in order to get out the soonest time possible.
a failed headstand – used a tripod but 15 seconds was too long. haha
Check out articles about my Zambales adventure trip here:
- Zambales Trip: Anawangin Cove, Nagsasa Cove and Capones Island
- Zambales Trip: An Afternoon Nap Under Pine Trees in Anawangin Cove
- Zambales Trip: Exploring Anawangin Cove
- Zambales Trip: Morning Jog in Nagsasa Cove
- Zambales Trip: Cooking and Camping in Nagsasa Cove
- Zambales Trip: Golden Cogon Grasses in the Island of Capones
- Zambales Trip: Standing on Top of the Lighthouse in Capones Island
- Total Budget Expense in Anawangin, Nagsasa and Capones in Zambales
- Tips and Things to Know about Anawangin, Nagsasa and Capones in Zambales
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