Pundaquit

A paradise only a few hours away from Manila.

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About JL and Amy and Pundaquit

JL and Amy at Nagsasa Cove

My name is JL and I love to go fishing. Amy on the other hand loves photography. We both share the same addiction in exploring nature and spending our time at the beach. We’ve both traveled in and around the Philippines. In our first few months together, we visited Pundaquit in San Antonio Zambales. It was a love story in a love story by the beach.

We explored the islands and coves and brought our friends with us. Aside from hearing them complaining why we need to go home, they all enjoyed their stay and adventure nonetheless. We’ve visited the place countless times and there was always something new and something interesting to go back and do.

King Mackerel caught near Capones Island

We met Kuya Randy by accident when in one of trips, our boatman stood us up in one of our trips to the coves. I’ve met Kuya Randy before but did not need his services just until then. He greeted me with the same hospitable smile and asked what was wrong. He then offered a decent rate, the same fee our supposedly chartered boat was to charge us. We don’t have to worry about anything else, only the fact that it was getting late and we need to head out as soon as possible. He then took us to Nagsasa cove, which was our first time there. I was surprised to see how skilled he was in maneuvering such a small watercraft. We got to the place in one piece and almost everyone there knew him. It was all good feedback even from the natives.

JL and Kuya Randy w/ the Pelagic

Weeks later, I went back to Pundaquit for my fishing adventures and I learned more about Kuya Randy and his reputation as both a father of two and as a friend. Me and Amy decided to get ourselves our own banka since we frequently visit Pundaquit. We gave it the name Pelagic and have Kuya Randy use it as his source of income and something he can use instead of borrowing a boat to earn a living from one of his relatives.  This all happened July of 2008  and the rest I should say is history.

Pelagic: pu’lajik (adj) relating to or occurring or living in or frequenting the open ocean; “oceanic islands like Bermuda”; “oceanic currents”; “oceanic birds”; “pelagic organisms”; “pelagic fish”