It was already morning when it dawned on us that we would no longer be able to see the katala (Philippine Cockatoo) on this trip. A wooden 2 storey house on our back, on the left was a structure made for cooking copras while everywhere was coconut trees equidistant to each other standing on a blanket of grass. Dog barks were on our background while the morning breeze swept through.
We no longer had the chance to see the Philippine Cockatoo. At least for this trip.
We quickly moved on. Breathing the fresh air and slowly internalized the slow way of life of Borbon in the municipality of Narra, Palawan.
There was this unique towering coconut tree about 150 meters away from the house. All the other coconut trees around it were cut but its uniqueness made it survive. From afar it seems flatly wobbling. When I arrived below it was more like twirling than wobbling.
Then I went back to where Dong Ho was and we started walking towards the beach.
It was still about 400 meters away from the beach. The houses had varying distance between them, from 25 meters to more than 300 meters. Most of them had lawns that people could run around. One even had a miniature kubo as a playground.