April 12/13, 2010
The Coron Adventure Itinerary:
April 12, 2010: Our destinations- Kayangan Lake, Siete Pecados, Banul Beach and Twin Lakes.
7am: Kayangan Lake is totally the best lake i visited so far. From the mountain top, you can see the famous “coron shot” of the twin islands with the blue water with rows of bancas in the shore and there’s also a cave with beautiful yellow stones formation just at your back. I am totally proud being in this place and I do admire the indigenous people of Tagbanua for preserving the beauty of this islands. Their message to the tourist visitors: “Take nothing but pictures, Leave nothing but footprints, Kill nothing but Time, Keep nothing but Memories.
Swimming in the lake, you can feel being one with nature, the fresh water, the clearest lake I’ve ever seen here in the Philippines, and most of all, no commercial establishments around 🙂 just the sound of nature, the cheerful tourists saying wows and omg!…and yes I’m still in the Philippines.
10am: From Kayangan, we sailed to Twin Lakes and we have witnessed the scenic island formations and the black stone curved by nature which is amazingly beautiful. And when we reached the Twin Lakes, I was mesmerized on this wonderful natures beauty! This is Pilipinas! and I should showcase it to the world! The water mixes from salt to fresh and it looks like an oil/water mix up but its not, and there is a short passage to swim from the sea salt water to the fresh water and you will be welcome by a school of fish…really a wonderful experience!
12:30pm: We sailed to Banul Beach for our lunch, and yes it was included in our package. What’s for lunch? we had a grilled fresh squids and fish sinigang, crabs and lato, and fresh mangoes for dessert. Yum yum!
At first, I thought the island was just an ordinary beach shore, until I walked around and see the amazing black rock formations and cliffs. You can spend all day in the white sands shaded by the black rock formations with Kalachuchi trees in between. Truly I am one with nature 🙂
2:30pm: Off to Siete Pecados, a known snorkeling area in the Island of Coron. But since I had so much of swimming and snorkeling on Day 2, I just went down for 15 minutes and noticed this tiny soft gels spread out all over the water. I thought it was just a water bubbles, until I focus and realize its moving like a jelly fish, and i start itching! I went up immediately and ask our boatman what are those tiny floating things and yes, it’s a jelly fish! I never went back in the water since I bet I swallowed some of them already when I am swimming and opening my mouth to breath! Maybe this area requires the tourists to wear a dive suit for skin protection. Next time I will wear one.
330pm: Back to Coron Town. They offered another island but I believe I had enough and got scared of the tiny jelly fish so in my mind I wanted to take a bath and get rid of the itch bites in my body. It was almost a 45 min boat sail until we reached our hotel.
5pm – Lambingan Bridge. I think this is the main loading and unloading port area for tourist and passengers. Nothing fancy to checkout, but just in time for the sunset 🙂 and had my tripod for the long exposure silky water shot.
630pm – back to Michaelangelo’s hotel, on our way I bought some pork barbecues and had some cold beers while watching the sunset colors from the hotel.
730pm- we had our dinner in Mila Gamboa’s office. She cooked for us – lobster and grilled fish plus lato. Yummy!
Day 4: Shop around Corod Town for dried fish and Kasuy nuts, prepared our things and drive to Busuanga Airport. Say goodbye to my new travel buddies in the airport and fly back to Manila. This time Cebu Pacific is on time. Very Good! And btw, I hope that the airport authorities will soon have their luggage scanners soon! I pity the security guards opening and checking all the luggages piece by piece.
Until next from my life best shots,
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