Sta. Cruz Island and its renowned pink sand is one of the attractions in Zamboanga that I did not intend to miss. Little did I know that our supposedly short sail from the pier would lead us somewhere serene yet somewhat scary.
Kuya Richard March, our guide, informed us that this lagoon is a new project that the tourism office had been taking care of since May this year. If my memory serves me right, this area sprawls up to 3,000 meters. As you can see in the earlier photo, the water is quite low when we made our entrance around 9am and it could go even lower in the succeeding hours. Hence, we need to leave before that happens. Otherwise the boat will have a difficult exit and our party of five would have to remove our life jackets and push the boat with all strength that we could muster.
But try saying that…
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