Boracay is a tropical island about an hour’s flight from Manila in the Philippines. Its long white sand beaches rival the best beaches of more popular destinations such as the Caribbean, the South Pacific as well as neighbouring Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Facilities are available to suit different levels of activity. For those wanting to just lounge around and take in some rays, beach-front hotels usually have lounge chairs set up just a few steps away from the hotel entrances.
Facilities for the usual water sports activities such as sailing, wind surfing, snorkeling, diving and jet skiing are also widely available for those in search of more active pursuits. The fun in Boracay also doesn’t end when the sun sets. Boracay nightlife is pulsating with many bars and restaurants serving food, drink and fun until the very late evening.
San Diego is a world class travel destination, but there are many secrets to my city unknown to tourists. One secret is that the best time to visit San Diego is in the winter. Not only are the tourists crowds thinned out, but weather wise it is a great time to experience some amazing sunsets along our beaches. Our “winter” weather still averages about seventy degrees and because the absence of the marine layer, that plagues our beaches during the summer, we have clear skies that lead to some amazing sunsets.
One of those amazing sunsets I captured last week. For the past month I have been scouting around San Diego searching for new and unique compositions. For years I have been doing the proven circuit of beach locations to photograph the sunset. To shake things up I have been scouring the internet and putting some mileage on my walking shoes to discover some new vantage points. I finally made it out to these “secret swings” which have a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. Just for my Flickr friends I have disclosed the location of where I took this shot (please reference the map), but please keep it among ourselves for otherwise we can’t keep it a secret.
And yes I did hop on the swings and relive my childhood memories!
Update (1/26/2015): I just spent this past weekend in Kona, Hawaii (life can be so hard) and I am now in Phoenix, Arizona visiting my sister. It is Superbowl week and the city is throwing some great events in preparation for the big game between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks this coming Sunday. I’ll be catching up with your photostreams throughout the week. Thanks guys for all your wonderful comments and favs.