As Aussies living in Manila there are some things we miss. Easy access to fabulous beach is one of them. There really is nothing like a weekend of sand between your toes and a bit of splashing around. It may have taken a 3 hour drive but we got our fix! Our little cottage sat a mere 25 metres from the water under the shade of a beautiful tree. The kids dug. We read. Everyone swam, chased crabs etc. Bliss …..