Summer breeze in Merida!
There was a sudden albeit quick downpour in Tacloban City mid-afternoon today which no doubt brought down the temperature by a couple of notches alleviating a lot from the summer’s sweltering heat. I imagined hearing the collective sigh of relief. Whew! And for most of us without airconditioning, beating the summer heat options quickly point to heading for the malls or to the beach.
In the sleepy, living-it-easy, coastal town of Merida, Leyte, heading for the beach is but the quickest and most logical thing to do during summertime.
Located some 20 kms from Ormoc City along the coast of Ormoc Bay, one unaccustomed to the route has to drive slowly lest he misses the small junction which leads to the main town as one motors along the quiet highway leading to Isabel, Leyte.
Nothing beats the cool breeze at your face blowing from the bay, offering a much needed respite from the relentless heat.
Cooling off at Ormoc Bay in Merida, Leyte
Summertime’s living-it-easy pace
Ormoc City in the horizon
Protected mangrove area gives hope to marine life in the bay
Town hall of Merida, Leyte sitting on top of a hill
Supreme Commander of WW II’s Allied Forces Gen. Douglas MacArthur must have been here… he has a statue in front of the Municipal Hall. 🙂
The view from the munisipyo looking out into Ormoc Bay
Merida as viewed from the sea:
- Last 2 photos above were taken 24 April 2008 from a fastcraft leaving Ormoc for Cebu.