Paradise Island

Posted by Jenn on October 7, 2012  •  1 Comment

On our first Monday off I was able to go to Paradise Island with a family from school (they also go to my church).  I had never been there before and it was a trip of firsts for me.   I think it took about 30 minutes to drive to the dock from where we left.

We parked and took one of these boats across the bay to the island.

my view on the way to Paradise Island

on the boat

You can sit at these tables, order your lunch from the restaurant, and you are a short distance from the water.  We actually moved to a table right on the beach once the tide went out.

There is a small coral reef out by that boat.  I went snorkeling for  the first time while we were there!  I had to adjust to it being ok to still breathe normally even though my face was under water.  Once I did that I was having a wonderful time.  I got to touch a sea anemone and see all sorts of fish up close.

Isn’t the ocean beautiful?  I’m thankful God has made things that we are able to enjoy.

I ordered Halo Halo (mix-mix) shortly before we left.  It was my first experience having this snack here in the Philippines.  I did enjoy it.  (Please see the Fun with Food post for more details.)

I am thankful not only for the beautiful creation but for the friends God has provided here in the Philippines.  It was fun to spend time with a family at the beach.

One response to “Paradise Island”

  1. Becky says:

    I had forgotten you didn’t go to Paradise with us. My dad tried the durian shake.. let’s just say he wasn’t a fan. 🙂