Every coin has its two sides and so has White Beach.
White Beach had shown its best side on calm, sunny conditions, just when I returned from Europe. it changed dramaticaly when the southwest monsoon (Habagat) introduced itself.
First stirrings of a change in the weather pattern.
Wind is comming up; first driftwood washed ashore.
But there is more to come. A moderate southwest monsoon changes the face of the ‘White Beach’. Floating things, like plastic, debris but mostly driftwood or coconuts etc, gets washed ashore in large quantities and leaves behind a wild mess on the beach.
Bolabog Beach and White Beach are opposite of each other. At the narrowest point these beaches are not even 500 meters apart. Bolabog facing toward east, White Beach facing toward west. However, it seems, as if both beaches were located on two different islands.
Impressions from today, April 26, 2017
White Beach (today)
Because the White Beach lies lee side, there is hardly to feel any wind today. The south part of the beach is quiet free from algeas now. A lot of algeas are still in the middle part just at the height of the Regency Resort. But here at the south it is almost a perfect beach day, and look at these colors!
We don’t want to blame the algeas, do we? Although it is a fact that this phenomenon occures with the algeabloom on its peak. It is also known, that these kind of algeas divest oxygen from the water. So, is it maybe the lack of oxygen that drives these animals out of their habitat.
Right, the boats on the beach! How nice. No obstacle is blocking the way if you were out for a beach stroll. If you wanted to jogg the whole strech of the White Beach, especially during the 2 hours before sunset – Easter saturday was the day. A day for true beach lovers. Where were the felt a hundred thousand paraws lined up at Station 1 and from Paradise Garden Resort to Station 3? It was the Day-Off of all the water-sport-businesses.
White Beach is sold out and lined up with big hotel resorts and restaurant businesses. Mostly unispiring concret buildings, andvancing as far as they can to the beachfront (not to waste any money!) Terms likes small, cosy or restraint are not in the vocabulary of big companies or investors.
So, the cafe Zucchero seems to be an exception worth to mention.
It’s small and cosy and painted in happy caribean colours. It stands out.
Also the coffee is not so bad. The cakes – you have to decide for yourself!