The following pictures have been taken between Hotel Fridays and Hotel Terraces.
They promote the famous White Beach of Boracay as one of the best beaches in the world! Well, if it is so, they should’nt treat their No 1 beach like that:
Watch out carefully! Concrete chunks with rusty metal all over the place.
It’s not a memorial to the many fallen palmtrees in this area. It’s the fruitless attempt to secure the beach. Sadly, even if the artificial concrete tunks don’t work in favour of the beach (in the contrary: since one dropped them off it seems to get worse!), they don’t remove this eye disturbing rubble!
Since a few years cruise ships started to drop anker off the coast of Boracay. I always wonder why cruisers who pay a lot of money for a cruise, want to come to an overcrowded island like this when they could choose from a wide range of more than 7000 fantastic pristine islands in the Philippines. Here on this island is almost nothing authentic anymore. It’s just an open air mall with hardly anything special to offer. What it has to offer however, are a lot of environmental issues. At the latest since Mc Donalds & Co arrived, the island feeling has reduced to a mere walk on the “famous” White Beach, which nowadays is more green than white because of the algea investation.
Apparently the cruisers visit an island where the authoroties don’t pay much attention to nature but pay a lot of attention to mass tourism which is obviously good for the statistics and their pockets. So it is for the cruise ship company. For them Boracay is a suitable stop where they can cheaply dump there garbage and their tourists for a day.
Sometimes by this time, the season already comes to an end or the Bulabog is only flattered by light winds. Today however there was a strong 15 to 19 knots wind almost during all day. Tomorrow it should be similar, according forecast.
Amihan season is making towards its end. It was a calm day although the wind was picking up to 15 knots during the morning and afternoon. Not many kiters are here anymore. So, all in all, it was a great day for kiteboarding.