The other day I got an invite from my cousin Youman to an open house of Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort at Sumilon Island just off Dumaguete. The affair was set for Saturday, and I was scheduled to leave on the 11:00 am boat.
However, fate and the tides intervened. I was at Silliman Beach, our launching point, at 10:45 am, and the 10:00 am boat was just leaving. It turns out that the tides weren't favorable for departure, hence the delays. Ultimately, I never got to go because the boat had just arrived at Sumilon at 11:30.
Instead, I took a stroll down Silliman Beach. It's open to the public and is populated by a small fishing community. I chanced upon some folks pushing a fishing boat to fix it.
The beach isn't much to speak of and, honestly, I'm a little afraid to go into the water because it looks so dirty. Some folks didn't mind, though, and were frolicking the weekend away with a game of tug-of-war.