Don't we all love the golden hour? One of the must-capture moments when traveling is the sundown. My favorite vantage point for this, so far, is Ivana, Batanes. I caught five sunsets right beside Sabtang island, facing the South China sea.
Unlike the famous sunsets of Boracay and Manila Bay, the experience in Ivana doesn't offer colorful paraws as a ready foreground for your picture-perfect souvenir, or even hoards of skimboarders and tourists willing to share the end of the happy hour.
But instead, Ivana brings you the raw experience of sunsets. Just you and that grand yolk chasing the farthest edge of the sea. No distractions of party sounds starting to fire up the shores, simply the echoes of kids learning to catch fish. No frills of immaculate sandcastles, just parked boats lining up the coast. But sometimes, you get lucky not just to bid goodbye to a full day spent, but also to wave to local fisherfolks who are aboard their tatayas.
Ivana's bewitching close of day is the real deal. It effortlessly makes you realize that sunsets always work beautifully (unless on a gloomy weather ;-) ) It reminds you that everything is at peace. Everything falls back into place. You know you've had a full day gone, but you're reminded that you'll wake up with another sunrise. Reassuring calm, isn't it?
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