|Poctoy White Beach with Mount Malindig|
Life is a beach - a play on words, taken from "life's a ***** and then you die". Originally meaning life is not easy, or that indeed life is hard and in a bit of sarcasm depending on how it is used, it could mean the complete opposite, that life is a breeze.
|Solitary Shell Collector|
I do prefer the opposite meaning that "life is a breeze" because we usually go to a beach to unwind, soak to be soothed, and let the fine sand tickle our feet. We go to the beach to escape reality even for a short while - to have a break from everything stressful... work, relationships, future!
|Poctoy in Glorious Light|
Poctoy by day is a tropical paradise. Bright hues of blues - from the sky to the sea with magnificent rock formation that serves as a foreground for a memorable seascape. The sand glistens with the rays of the sun and must basically be the reason why it is called a "White Beach".
Although at close inspection, the sand ain't really that white (as compared with the sands of Boracay or Alona) but more of a light gray to cream. In fact, it changes color from off-white to dark cream depending on the presence of light. Nevertheless, it is still too fine that walking on it would certainly soothe your tired feet.
When low tide comes at around five in the afternoon, the shore will turn shallow exposing the rocky interiors of the water. A wade near it would reveal different creatures of the water trapped in a mini pond that the waters have created. Small fish and shells try to crawl back into the waters or into the sea grass the emerged because of the low tide.
Afternoon is the perfect time to walk on the beach because the sun is not too scorching bringing enough light that makes the sea glisten. It is also the time when crowd starts flocking the beach front making people-watching an interesting option.
This is also the time when the sky started to change colors and the hues of yellow to orange to red start to blend with the bright blue and white. Clouds also shift colors from the usual white to the more defined darker tones. Sky watchers would definitely appreciate how clouds shifts its shape and colors and blend with the entire scene.
|Sun Starting to Set|
And as the sun slowly sets... the beach turns into a different world. Ah... Life is a Beach!