Higatangan Island sand bar “vanishes”
I was in Higatangan Island Wednesday, May 14. Despite the stormy weather brought by the southwest monsoon or habagat winds, we braved the rough sailing from Naval to the island (the waves were much taller than me!) just to show off to some guests the famous “Shifting Sand Bar.”
But lo and behold when we finally reached the island – the shifting sand bar, which normally extends some 200 meters into the sea was truncated by the strong waves. Two-thirds of its length had vanished! hehe 😉
I’m sure, though, that once the winds and strong current calm down, the sand bar would re-emerge.
Here’s how the sand bar normally looks like during calm days: