2016 • 05 • 09
Coron is a many-splendored place. It is a celebrated dive site, a haven of picture-perfect beaches, a goldmine of natural wonders. Because of this, many wanderers have fallen in love with Coron. While a lot of people have documented their experiences in this first-class municipality in Palawan, only a few have hinted at it as a rendezvous for romance.
Peter Ascalon lets us in on this unique vantage point in a video he made that views Coron through the eyes of people who have fallen in love—with one another and, eventually, the island itself.
Endearingly titled “The Sweet Escape,” Peter’s video features him and his significant other exploring Coron from land to sea and back again. It chronicles their adventures and the lasting memories that come with them: that as if while they’re trekking, diving, swimming, kayaking, and knowing Coron down to its littlest details, they, too, are discovering themselves in a new and warm light.
There is clarity in Coron: clear skies, blindingly white sand, glistening gin-clear waters, and colorful schools of fish, among other things. There is also clarity in the stares and smiles the couple shares in each moment spent in the island. Clarity, albeit subtle, they wish to impart in a short and sweet reminiscence.