Masao Sunday

Last Sunday, my cousins and I went to the beach. Masao is the closest beach to the city. We brought the dogs along. This is not the first beach trip with the doggies but this is the first time I brought my camera with me.

The last time we went to the beach we had Joaqui on a leash at the back of the vehicle. At the first street corner from our house, he jumped off which prompted us to allow him to sit beside me inside the vehicle. His fur was all over me and my shirt looked like I rolled on the dirt. He moved from one window to the next, enjoying the ride.

This time around, my cousin volunteered to accompany him at the back. He seemed to be enjoying the ride.

 This is one of my cousins’ mini-pinschers. He’s cute.

 This is Joaqui’s favorite spot while the vehicle is moving.

 But when we met a tricycle carrying a girl on its roof, Joaqui took notice.

Only in the Philippines.  We really do not put importance on passenger safety. In this photo above, there are three things that are not allowed in other countries.  Riding at the back of pickup-type vehicle like we were doing, riding on top a vehicle and riding (and driving) a motorcycle without a helmet.

If these people have to apply for a driver’s license in the United States, they will have to unlearn whatever they have learned from driving in the Philippines and they will need to check out practice test. It is a quick way to review the key concepts for a DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) test.  I say that it is a quick way because the DMV driver handbook  is over a hundred pages! Oh my!

That said, we arrived safe and sound. This is Joaqui and I with the Magellan monument at the back.

Masao, Butuan was where Magellan landed to celebrate the first mass in the country. Although history books told us it was in Limasawa, Butuanons refute that claim based on Pigafetta’s account that they landed on a place called Masaua (with coordinates that point to Masao).  My father said that an earlier historian made a footnote that it is probably in Limasawa in Leyte. Historians, thereafter,  removed the ‘probably’ and declared Limasawa. But we know the truth. 😀

Enough with the history lesson, let us just enjoy the beach.  The dogs (and  the people) did.

Joaqui  got tired with all the swimming and had to rest on the sand. 😀

Oh, the sunset was beautiful. What a way to end a trip to the beach!

It was a nice Sunday afternoon.

Source: via Bonnie on Pinterest

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  1. taga Butuan ka pala 🙂 Sa mga probinsiya lang ako nakakakita ng mga tricycle na parang jeep. And our church is praying for that kind of vehicle panundo ng mga bisita at malalayong myembro 🙂

    Fun Sunday. Even the dogs had a blast 🙂

    • We always fee that we are sitting on pavement when riding tricycles in big cities with seats so low. 😀 You church should have one made. There is a longer version of that seats at most 10 people.

  2. Love the photos! What a relaxing and fun day out at the beach!

  3. It’s been over a year since I was last on any beach! Looks like you had a great time, and it’s nice that the dogs were along for the adventure. 🙂

  4. You are so blessed to be living in the vicinity of a beach. If I were in your place, I would probably be there several times in a week to run and maybe learn how to swim na rin hehehe

  5. Cute dogs. My son loves animals, especially dogs. One day I will let him own one.

  6. wow. i want to bring my dog to the beach too and let him run wild and free..

    Btw, nominated you for this award:

  7. Great way to spend the weekend! The beach, fresh air, and the water has surely energized you.. wish we were close to one too 🙂

  8. I love the sunset. It was a great Sunday indeed

  9. Really lovely sunset.. it must have been such a fun time at the beach for you and your dog.

  10. Thanks for that bit of history trivia. 😀 We Filipinos really have a knack for not following traffic rules. 🙁 The first time I saw people on top of a jeepney was when we took a trip to Bicol in my teens. I was quite shocked but my cousins said it was a normal sight there.

  11. FUN SUNDAY it is! 😉 Seems you had a great time. Saya especially the dogs dipping in the water! Oh how I miss going to the beach!

  12. ive never been to butuan but i wish i could someday.. hehe its so nice to see na madame kau pets 😛 and pati sila nag beach!!! 😀

  13. I can’t remember the last time I was at a beach, sobrang tagal na. I love the sunset, and I especially love your your last shot, surreal.

  14. Naghuna-huna ko nga familiar ang Masao, sakto Limasawa diay tu naa sa ako huna-huna.. hehe.. 🙂

  15. Your photo of sunset is breathtaking! 🙂

  16. it is in deed a fun Sunday and I agree riding in a motorcycle without helmet, riding above the vehicle is only in the Philippines.. 🙂

  17. I envy those who live near the beach. I grew up in a farm and the only body of water we go to are resorts :3 So when I see an actual beach I go on instant overdrive. *lol*

    Haha “only in the Philippines”?! Hey! What type of vehicle is that? Jeep or tricycle?

  18. I miss the beach, especially the one we had in our province. The beach is the best place to find inner peace. 😀

  19. Perfect shot! I love the that sunset there

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