Beach Life During the Pandemic

Salt on my skin and sand on my feet every day!!!

So how do I start my day at the beach?… Well I wake up at 4:50 a.m., make myself a cup of black coffee and head out to my office!

My office at 4:55 a.m. 

My coffee tastes extra good with my morning view  while having my online class from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. The sunrise always starts my day beautiful.

Almost 6 a.m.

Just like in any other beaches, boats and fishermen arrive at this time around and the locals come and wait for them. The fish is fresh and the cost is way cheaper than in the market, – and if the catch is bountiful, buyers might get more, or even free.

During the onset of the pandemic, the fishermen were blessed with good catch and they were also kind enough to give us and the rest of the locals living by the beach free fish.

People here help each other to cast the net and pull it up since it can’t be done by one man. As for the catch, they share what they get equally after a less than 40-minute of teamwork.

This is how the other end of the net and the teamwork looks like. It is the same on the other side.

As for me, when everything is bright and moving already, I often get tempted by the crystal clear water in front of the beach house. Swimming, as most of us already know, is one of the best ways to stay fit.

Sometimes me and my family would walk up to the end of the other side of the cove and pickup shells, or ride the paddleboard !!!! 

Some of the areas in Malay were restricted to swim and we are just lucky to be exempted. The beach is our only playground, our happiness during the lockdown, and what kept us sane.

JB is also very productive during the lockdown. He planted bok choy, eggplant, okra, string beans, and cucumber at our backyard.

With the fish from the frontyard and the vegetables from the backyard, it made us feel a little bit secure that we won’t get hungry during the lockdown.

At 4 p.m., the kids play by the beach while me and JB wait for the sun to set. We always have beautiful sight in the late afternoon.

Another day is over and another one to look forward to…