This is the view of Apo Island at sunrise from the beach in Dauin, Negros Oriental, Philippines. January 2012.
We rode the Ceres bus from Sta Catalina at 3am and arrived at Malatapay in Dauin at around 4:30am, while it was really dark. We were hoping to be able to ride a bangka (a small boat) to go the island and catch sunrise at the island. to our disappointment, the first trip off to the island won’t start until 7am. So we were stuck in frustration at dauin beach until the first boat leaves.
lesson: if you want to be in the island at sunrise, either be there the day before and stay there for the night or arrange for an early transport at your desired time of departure, which we neither did, and which we should have.
Anyway, we had to make the best of what we have at the moment, and these are the few of my favorite from the trip. Hope you enjoy it, too.