Bacnotan, La Union, Summer of 1990.
For the first time in my college life, I was allowed to spend a week-vacation in the company of my female best friend E. She invited me to visit her parents and siblings whom she had not seen in years. It was a happy reunion between E and her family. The family members are innately quite people, but very accommodating so I easily get along with them.
My friend and I spend our free time hiking and swimming with her cousins. They taught me some basic climbing technique, but I guess I wasn’t able to apply them properly because of exhaustion. We went swimming in one of the rocky beaches in Bacnotan. It was probably one of the “undiscovered” beaches during those times. The water was pristine, but the rocks were deadly. One missed step and you’ll surely sustain cuts on your feet. Good thing i have thick calluses on my heels. 😀
I really missed Bacnotan and I’ll probably visit the place when my best friend would invite me over again…Sadly, I haven’t seen E in two decades now.