I made my way back to town for a much needed breakfast, and eventually found myself back at Sea Slugs, our spot from a few days before. This time though, I opted for the American version of breakfast, which was equally as delicious. Before returning to Sea slugs I made a stop at The Alternative and considered hanging out in one of their 'nests', but a combination of the high prices and scorching sun made me think otherwise. After breakfast I stopped by the Art cafe to exchange my book at their awesome book swap, and look into tickets for the boat to Coron, but that's a whole other story.
Usually when i'm traveling I make it a point not to return to the same place/restaurant twice but Blue Azule was calling my name. I had actually promised the owner and waiter that i'd be back so I kind of had to go. I almost ordered the same thing but didn't want to go that far so this time I opted for the falafel burger which was equally as delicious. The waiter seemed to want to talk to me the whole time but our conversation never got very far, eventually I left, made my way back home and called it a day.
The next day I was planning to take the boat to Coron but after reading some colorful reviews I decided to cancel my ticket and spend another day relaxing on the beach. I really wasn't sure if I was going to take the boat on Wednesday or not but didn't want to get aboard the Jezebel that day. If you recall from my last post, boats and I don't have the best track record as it is, so I didn't want to jump aboard one with a poor history, including at least one incident of sinking. Instead, I devoted some quality time to the beach, my book and my tan.
Later that afternoon I decided to suck it up and buy my ticket for Coron the next day, worst case scenario our boat goes down and I have to float in the middle of the ocean for a few hours. I then spent my final evening in El Nido relaxing on the beach. I caught my last sunset and also observed some really, really smart people as they attempted to board their boat for, what i'm assuming, was a sunset cruise. Honestly, people watching is the best form of free entertainment, you would have thought these people were the wicked witch of the west the way they were trying to avoid the water. You're in El Nido and going on a boat - why are you wearing long pants?!