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Soulful Sunsets in Beguiling Boracay [Flashback* 06.18.2015]

beautiful sunset station  boracay

Soulful Sunsets in Beguiling Boracay: This  crusty old expat has never experienced such beautiful settings of the sun in the 64+ years I’ve lived on this spinning globe called Earth.


I’ve witnessed sunsets at Glacier Park in Montana. I’ve seen the sun set over the Badlands of South Dakota. I’ve seen the beauty of a sunset in Yellowstone National Park. But as phenomenal as those awe-inspiring events were, I’ve never seen more stunning sunsets as we walked the white sand beaches of Boracay.

Despite the crowded beaches of Boracay, the peace and solitude I felt was akin to those spiritual moments in Glacier, South Dakota and Yellowstone. While no bison roamed the beaches of Boracay, there were a few hefty tourists who had obviously spent too much time at one of my favorite eateries at Station 2, Johnny Rockets.

gorgeous sunset on boracay beach

Many sailing vessels were outright commercials for their respective company such as the Smart rig shown in the photo above. But I didn’t mind the commercial or even the crowds as Mother Nature started doing her magic show on Boracay Beach, Station 2, as depicted in the following pictures.

beautiful sunset in boracay

another stunning sunset at boracay

lots of people on the beach at boracay

another beautiful sunset at boracay

great sunsets at boracay

My little SonyCyber Shot with 8X zoom did just fine for me. I like the convenience of a small camera that easily fits in the roomy pockets of my cargo shorts.

beautiful boracay beach

We spent three evenings at Boracay watching the sunsets. My lovely asawa and her sister Marjorie are featured in the next picture. They were hopping in the air as our niece Shaina tried to catch them in mid-air.

my lovely asawa hits the beach on boracay

My spouse and niece Shaina are in the next photograph. Shaina, normally very reserved and quiet, pronounced Boracay as simply “amazing.”

my lovely asawa and niece enjoying a sunset at boracay

bonding time at sunset on boracay

And here’s Shaina’s Mom, Marjorie, on the left, on leave from her job in Kuwait as a domestic helper. My always beautiful wife is shown on the right. Experiencing the soulful sunset at beguiling Boracay was definitely the highlight of our trip to this paradise in the Philippines and it’s something that will be etched in our memories forever.

9 thoughts on “Soulful Sunsets in Beguiling Boracay [Flashback* 06.18.2015]

  1. Great photos Dave,boracay looks like paradise I think I could just about stand 3 days there lol,will see you next month,
    Derek in pasig.

  2. Thanks once again for great pics.Times like that,you can REALLY feel God.Don’t want to sound all academic-like,but I think Plato was right when he said the “Good” is one.When you’re stumbling toward Truth,Beauty is a sure guide.Joe.

  3. Yep, there are beautiful sunsets at Boracay. But I think there are beautiful one in many places in the Philippines: El Nido, Palawan and Alcoy, Cebu come to mind. The sunrises ain’t bad either 🙂

  4. Your pics. are beautiful Dave, I agree with Dave W. also. Put the sun and the ocean together, throw in some clouds for color and some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets I have ever witnessed were in the Philippines.

  5. Good day.Have you been to Maria Christina Falls?That is a beauty spot,touristy,but not to the point of suffocation.When I was there, in 2008,there was talk of Muslim terrorism,but that’s been a problem in the Philippines from the time the Yanks were fighting the Moros,and probably from the time the Spaniards were fighting them.By the way,the Moro swords are interesting,nasty-looking,but interesting.Philippine local blacksmiths can make anything-knives,machetes,swords,even guns.Amazing people.Joe.

  6. Thanks Dave for your input.Didn’t know anyone else liked blacksmithy things.You’re right about Obama.After the Orlando shootings,he shifted the issue to gun control.Canada PM did the same.It’s never Islam.Filipinos know that guns don’t kill people,Muslims do.Joe.

  7. One thing. I’m in my early 30s. How can I make enough doing other things so that I can move to the Philippines as well? I’m not looking at retirement any time soon.

  8. Good day to all.I am enjoying my wife’s mango ice treats.Advice for Mr.Wanttobe:transfer all your RRSPs,savings,etc,to your Filipino relatives…and then ask THEM for money!Hope you find your way…God bless.Joe.

  9. Good day,Dave.My wife is peeved over your comments about the mango treats.She asked me to tell you that we have several mango trees,and that not only Guimaras mangos are tasty.I am staying out of this rather explosive situation,but I will say that my wife makes the best mango-based foods.Joe.

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