Monday, October 10, 2011


I was so happy I was able to experience the Regatta 2011 in this year's Fiesta Pilar.

I just came from the airport and we passed by the R.T.Lim Boulevard very well aware that the Regatta was today.

There was no traffic this early.
It was still 6 a.m. and so the vintas were all lined up. There were no numbers assigned yet.
view from the other side of the R.T.Lim Boulevard

Some came a bit later and arrived without the sail. 
The small boats without the sail are the more common everyday sight rather than with the sail on.
Then, as soon as they landed on shore, they prepare their bright sails.
"we would like to join, too!"... with some fishing boats in the background.

this is the boat without the sail...

the boatmen join the rest of the group...

preparing their sails
The vintas are so colorful and beautiful.
notice the waves at the shoreline...

the vintas at the shoreline of the R.T. Lim Boulevard

the vintas are now assigned their numbers for the race...
Some folks continued on with their exercise, strolling or jogging in the newly renovated R.T. Lim Boulevard.
These days, the runners are now safer with the more uniform pavement.
the new sidewalk at the R.T. Lim Boulevard

There are also vendors selling seaweeds, crackers, taho, drinks and whatever...
distributing the seaweeds "Lato"

Samals and Badjaos selling "Latô" (seaweeds)

Taho for sale
There were families who had a picnic there.

There were people, especially kids, who just wanted to play and swim.

Of course, folks came over to watch the regatta.

And a lot also came to cover the regatta and also just get photos of the regatta.

It was fun just being there!


  1. weeee! nice photos doc! :D

    inggit! hehehe kasi i have to spend my whole weekend in DR trying to get pao out hehehehe but im glad we had him out safely na... there will be million other regattas but only one pao! hehehe

    im still inggit sa photos though hihihihi :D

  2. PAO, welcome to the world!!!
    You can also make a blog on parenting!!!

  3. jeaellynne candido-sudanoOctober 12, 2011 at 8:15 AM

    amazing!!!really nice view doc!
    the more i miss zamboanga... i miss to see the regatta for a decade now...

    thanks to you...finally my husband saw the beauty of these events...kahit man lang sa picture...

    more power sa blog nyo Dra.

  4. Thanks, Jae... tell him to read on... marami about Zamboanga City in this blog!