Bonding with nature once in a while is something I am passionate about. It does not only give me the opportunity to travel, it also gives me the chance to do a favorite fitness regimentation or adventure and make quality time with loved ones . This kind of excursion is a necessity to an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW). That is why this activity has become an absolute part of my annual vacation’s written itinerary.
I have a special affinity with the beach so that my vacation has always been during summer since I became an OFW. And normally, I go for non-mainstream destinations. I may have chosen Calaguas Islands (Calaguas), which is mainstream, last year as the place for this excursion but the longing for that comfort in the familiar will never dissipate. Ms. Wonderwall, my official travel buddy, was missing in action this time around because of her fractured elbow. I am grateful for she has been taking care of the perfect destinations for this activity nevertheless. I am an adopted Bicolano. No one knows Bicolandia better than she does. I and my eldest son would have not seen another hidden gem of Bicol last 07 March 2017, before it gets crowded.
A group of low-lying hills surrounding the gentle valleys along the coast in rural Albay; a pebbly, sandy shore; a boscage of lush trees, a blue lagoon, fishing boats scattered here and there that seem to have become part of the landscape…
Then there is Trinity Islands tucked into those sceneries that takes a challenging two and a half hour drive from the town of Oas center to get to Brgy. Cagmanaba, and another seven to ten minute boat ride to finally reach the place.
The name of the place was derived from the number of the islands.
What makes them unique are their close proximity to each other like Siamese twins, only there are three of them; the lagoon that they form, which is visible at the peak of the tallest, biggest island; and the emerging diving spots on two of the islands—strongly recommended only to the brave and bold.
The physical characteristics of Trinity Islands are undoubtedly attractive.
This goes as well for the public beaches along Cagmanaba coastline that serve as penultimate destinations.
Both are currently unspoiled, free from the brash crowd.
A trip to Trinity Islands also offers a privately operated resort that trots out boats for rent and stuff. This is a decent destination to take the family for a day at the beach.
May these beautiful views remind us that we have a graceful relationship with nature.
As we go on appreciating them, let us not forget our responsibility to nature: to take care of it. Nature is the one thing we all share and have a mutual interest in.
I am therefore advising future visitors to help in the upkeep of this place by taking nothing from it but pictures or video clips and leave nothing but fingerprints.
One thing noteworthy about this entire experience is my eldest son’s overpowering joy.
I never saw him this happy and engaged until Trinity Islands’. Other than the long drive, boat ride, and swimming, he also loved the hiking and diving that came out of this one-day escapade.
I am most grateful to Sir Ronald O. Redito for facilitating our trip; for the smooth ride to and from this ultimate destination; and for walking me through the economic state of Oas that prompted me to positively exploit this promising place through social media. Visit his Facebook Page or contact him directly at +639173628904 for booking purposes.
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