Monday, January 21, 2008

Potipot Island Adventure

Me and my officemate friends had planned to have our weekend at Zambales Poptipot Island. This was sort of a camping adventure since the island did not have any cottages. So we had to bring our own tent. We had to ride a Victory Liner bus coming from Sampaloc station and travel for 5 to 6 hours to reach the Dawal resort. From Dawal, we got additional supplies such as water and grill and we took a boat ride to Potipot Island.

So, what do you do if you are in this island with no television or mp3? Well, its basically eat, swim, sleep, and of course run.

The island's circumference is about 1KM according to my Suunto watch. For swimmers I would guess swimming around the island would be around 1.2KM. Early sunday morning, I was able to run arround the shores of the island for around 5KM. It was just then, that I realized it was really hard to run at the beach. You don't get that much grip on the sand so there isn't that much force that moves you horizontally.

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