At 8:30 in the morning, it was still low tide in Camara and from Pundaquit, one could readily spot the sandbar that connects the bigger islet of Camara to the smaller westerly islet. It was, however, impossible to dock in Camara during this time, according to our boatman, Mang Johny. Being buffeted by rocks, the chances of boats crashing through underwater rocks and getting capsized are great. Trips are better set during high tide, and we shall try again after our stop at Capones or in the afternoon.
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Though lengthy, the island itself barely accommodates plant life and is almost barren, except for huge rocks and a few trees scattered ’round the eastern part of the island. Sunlight blankets the entire beach area, so it’s a must to re-apply sunblock hourly because of the intense heat.
Snorkeling is below average, with its waters being rather rocky and bare (spotted just a single black fish at beyond 5 feet, didn’t see anything else other than that), although we can’t say the same for the eastern side of the island as we weren’t able to explore that side, which some travelers say is the best part of the island for snorkeling.
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