El Nido Series
El Nido | Tour C Part 2: Cagbatang IslandMonday, January 28, 2013Ryan Mach
"You just snorkel then after an hour, lunch would be ready," our tour guide Leo advised as our boat moored at the shallow, clear water of Cagbatang, an island that's not really part of Tour C but the next supposed destination was too dangerous to visit. I won't say we're stuck in Cagbatang because it's a nice small beach that reminded me of Puting Buhangin in Quezon. The sand was powdery white although littered with logs.
Helicopter Island's choppy shore. Here, the waves were more gentle, allowing us to have a good swim. Under the mild ripple, hard corals danced in the sunlight, and a few variety of fish darted past average-size rocks strewn on the seafloor. I was enjoying the view when I spotted a number of sea urchins - instinctively, I panicked and went back to the shore.
Next up: Cadlao Lagoon