Stargazing by the Burot Beach

burot-beach-6Just a quick disclaimer on this…there are no stars on this post. Yep, blame it on the aspiring photographer who doesn’t know how to shoot at night. It was my first time handling my new camera gear and yes, I didn’t read the manual! 😀 But do forgive me on this. I will learn how to capture stars. 😉

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burot-beach-5Travelling here was quite easy if you have a van and have your trusty mobile data connection. One can easily navigate it via Google Maps. Locals here are familiar with this area so in case your connection fails, it’s always best to ask. A lot of tricycles flock this area too so going here would be no problem.

DCIM100GOPROGOPR0032.To be honest, I had expectations going here. I expected a serene beach where I would be able to unwind in peace with my companions. To my shock, a LOT of people were there. This happened middle of last month. Heat was at its peak so I would understand the crowd then. Along this side of Batangas, this was one of those few beaches that weren’t privatized yet. It had this raw feel with its grassy beaches and coral reefs. I would say that swimming would be hard. One must be extra careful in taking those steps to reach a deeper sea level. On our journey going deeper, we found a starfish. Yay! It wasn’t exactly a pretty one but still, a star in its own right. Check out the vid below. 🙂

Yes, we tried to have fun. When it was nearing night time, we did had some trouble so we decided to pack up and head back to our resort. Most of the people here stay in for the night. It really is no wonder why as the stars are just lovely. I had to pause for a while amidst all the noise that surrounded me. It wasn’t even that late then. If I remember correctly, it was around 7pm when the stars were just spread out the dark night sky. I can’t recall having that feeling. It was a feeling of ecstasy and natural high. In the city, all the lights mute out its shimmer. But out there where electricity was close to none, it shone for everyone. As much as I would like to capture that moment, it’s something to be experienced. I don’t think any photo can capture that. It was just me, the stars and bright night sky.

Let me now leave you with sunset photos. Sunset here was pretty nice. You could see the play of colors as the sun dipped and bade goodbye. So if you’re looking to cap your summer off, spend it here and be amazed by Burot Beach’s natural wonder. And yeah, stargaze for an hour or two. 😉

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Burot Beach
Calatagan, Batangas

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