Sunday, June 29, 2008

one paddling weekend

upon arriving in Manila from my Cebu trip, i immediately took a rest as i need to prepare myself for a weekend in Batangas on the next day.we left Alabang around 9pm on a Friday for a 2-hour trip to Calayo in Batangas. it was my first time to visit the western side of Batangas. Calayo is just one of the 42barangays under Nasugbu. Nasugbu is known for its hills and the many coves that lies in its vicinity. there are also islands that offers good diving experience but we were there to do kayaking and of course to have a relaxing weekend.we arrived late night seeing nothing but the sound of the waves tells us where the shoreline is. settle all our things down and spent the night playing cards and enjoyed each others company.early the next day, the sun displayed a view of a large cove with hills on the both side from our cabana.
had our breakfast and immediately set out to kayak. we had unlimited use of kayak here. what's a exciting with this cove is that it has an opening canal on one side that leads to a lake.many enjoyed kayaking in the lake because of the calm water .you can go as far as you can which leads to a larger lake. there are houses and small fishing boats as you paddle your way to its inner area.took some time to relax and sleep in the afternoon and waited for the sunset. the resort is owned by the uncle of our friend so we were the only ones occupying the whole place.the next day, we spent another time kayaking but this time we decided to cross the open area where small waves comes in to reach one side of the cove. it was quite challenging because we have to paddle our way there which took us more than 15minutes to reach even on a faster speed.but it was worth going there because it is secluded and filled with trees. took a rest for a while and paddled back to the resort. had our Sunday lunch filled with fruits. packed our things and traveled back passing the hills of Nasugbu with scenic views of the many coves.

40 comments:

KRIS JASPER VAN DYKE said...

wow! ganda nung duyan and dark sky pics.

KRIS JASPER VAN DYKE said...

wow! una ako?

SandyCarlson said...

You must be in excellent shape. I don't think you rest for very long...These are wonderful.

L.Reis said...

You are trying to make me nervous :D with all these beautiful places you visit...

Heart of Rachel said...

Great photos. Kayaking must be a fun adventure especially when you do it with friends. Thanks for sharing these beautiful shots.

Luke said...

looks like a good place to go kayaking. very nice photos!

Dakilang Islander said...

yan ang tunay na beach bum! heheh hindi talaga nakakasawa ang beach ano...

the donG said...

>jasper, sarap nga matulog dun. relaxing at may magandang view pa. yes ikaw nga ang nauna ngayon.

>hi sandy, not that much. just for that month as summer (march-may) was ending and the rainy season comes in.

>l.reis, hahaha... nervous but happy.

>hi rachel, yes. you can do it all day if you like. paddling can be tiring if done on semi-rough waters. the presence of barkadas takes out the stress.

>luke, kayaking is fun in calayo.

>dakilang islander, oo. lalo na dito sa pinas sa dami ng mga isla. lalo na rin dyan dahil sa dami ng beach.

jericho said...

so now I'm officially jealous of you. hindi pa ako nakakapunta ng Nasugbu eh taal na taga-Batangas ako. ano ga yan!? hehe

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

The shots of the purple sky are amazing!

Lara said...

looks like fun, accompanied by a lot of wonderful pictures!

BlogusVox said...

donG, ano ba talagang trabaho mo? Mukhang puro pasarap sa buhay lang ang iyong ginagawa. Going from one beautiful place to another.

R-yo said...

haaaaay! dagat na naman. kakainggit! me tanong lang ako. nagtatrabaho ka pa ba? panay ka yata lakwatsa. o yan na mismo trabaho mo? Maurirat ba ako? hehehe

the donG said...

>jericho, hahaha... oo nga. lapit na lang nito sa taal ah. nakapunta na rin ako ng taal. ang ganda ng simbahan at plaza. sana ma-preserve and mga lumang bahay doon.

>hi karen, thanks. susnset has always been lovely.

>lara, thanks! keep in tuch.

>blogusvox, hahaha... ganun ba? mostly mga sidetrip ito ng mga lakad ko. yung sa cebu nagkaroon kami ng conference. itong batangas naman, outing namin.

>r-yo, hahaha... natatawa naman ako sa inyo ni blogusvox. ayon mostly sidetrip lang yang mga yan sa mga lakad ko. pero may kasama na ring business ang mga ito.

estan said...

wow! what a life! ang sarap naman.

Anino said...

Header palang ay astig na!

Dumaan at tumingin ng mga magagandang litrato

Ibinoto pala kita sa poll dahil sa pangangampanya ni lawstude.

IA. said...

Sarap naman ng buhay mo! That duyan sure made me sleepy, imagining the cool breeze and that lovely view!

Pwede ka bang maging tour guide? Would be really nice to go with someone who knows where the beauty of nature lies. O baka naman magaling ka lang talaga magkuha ng pictures, at napapaganda mo ang place with your camera?

Lawstude said...

wow. non-stop ang travel dong ah. i have been planning to go to batangas kaya lang lagi napopostponed because of commitments. with your pics, i am now eager to go there.

the donG said...

>estan, sarap bumyahe. lalo na isang tulad mo na da best ang mga kuha.

>anino, maraming salamat. salamat din kay lawstude na isa ring bloggistang turista.

>ia, hahaha... tourist guide. ayos yon ah! hehehe... maganda talaga ang mga lugar na napuntahan ko, mas maganda pa ang mga yon pag nakita mo in person.

>lawstude, ngayon lang nagkasunod sunod ang byahe kasi tag ulan na. hirap na magbyahe. saan nga ba sa batangas balak mong puntahan?

wanderingcommuter said...

ang ganda ng camera mo tol!

kingdaddyrich said...

nagiging purple pala ang langit ano?

ive been to nasugbu once and nag beach din kami don. :D

i voted you on talksmart's blog of the week. kuya dong lagay ka ng poll sa blog mo para mas madali makaboto mga readers mo tulad noong kay kuya lawstude. :)

goodluck!

redlan said...

i can say, ikaw ay isa sa mga lalaki na walang pahinga, walang pahinga sa kakabyahe. i know hindi ka nakaramdam ng pagod dahil sulit naman . nakaka wow!

the donG said...

>wandering commuter, maganda din lang talaga ang lugar.

>kingdaddyrich, oo. marami na akong kuha ng iba ibang kulay ng langit.

saan sa nasugbu kayo pumunta?

maraming salamat sa pagboto. ok na sa akin ang mapabilang sa nominees.

>redlan, dito lang nagkasunod sunod dahil sinulit na ang summer sapagkat papasok na ang tag ulan. ngayong july medyo limitado na ang byahe.

hindi talaga nakakapagod ang byahe lalo na pag unang bisita mo sa isang lugar.

quinttarantino said...

Those are fantastic views, great beaches and that must have been an amazing journey!

Sandy B & Dick said...

Another wonderful adventure in the life of dong!

> Vanny said...

aww. namiss ko ang duyan namen sa ilalim ng puno sa zambales.. :(

mild pa lang pala yung pagka beach bum ko compare sayo. hehe

the donG said...

>quinttarantino, thanks! it's just a short travel from metro manila.

>hi sandy, thanks!

>hi vanny, sarap talaga magrelax sa duyan. tingin ko kailangan mo na rin sigurong bumisita ng zambales.

pag beach bum, hahanap hanapin mo talaga ang beach.

Islander said...

i like photo number 9. so serene.
sarap ng buhay natin ah. hehe. ako planning stage pa din. hirap ng hectic ang sked at walang madaling yayain.

Islander said...

and btw, malaki-laki na utang natin kay lawstude... sa pangangampanya. haha. one island getaway daw ang bayad. sa burias island. hehe

the donG said...

>islander, subukan mo na ring bumyahe mag isa. malungkot pero mas madaling puntahan ang mga hindi pangkaraniwang puntahan.

oo nga. parang lumalaki ang utang natin kay lawstude. sobra sobra ang pag promote nya sa atin. kung isang island getaway ang bayad, abay sa burias nga tayo nyan or sa sibuyan. hahaha...

Carver said...

Absolutely gorgeous shots (so are the ones in the post below and all for that matter). One of my sisters does a lot of kayaking. It's looks like a great way to explore.

Panaderos said...

Great pictures all of them, Dong!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Beautiful pictures! Must have been fun. I have a friend who kayaks that would have loved that. Love the photos of the sky. Just beautiful.

the donG said...

>hi carver, you said it right. it's one good way to explore and exercise.

>panaderos, thank you!

>hi 2sweetnsaxy, she'll definitely enjoy this place because of the mix of calm and slightly rough waters of calayo.

thanks! we were also blessed to have such a nice weather on that weekend.

unwritten said...

loving the low angle shot of the hammock and the sky...it made me sleepy. :)

BW said...

You're just like me- you took a vacation after a very hectic vacation hehe :)

Nice pics of Batangas. I love canoeing. I actually own one :)

the donG said...

>unwritten, that's also one of my favorite shots there. looking at the photo can make you feel relax already.

>bw, really? wow! lucky you. for kayaking is really good exercise and seeing a place from different views (when you're in a kayak) is exciting.

sho said...

Wish we had these spaces like u do to kayak in Singapore. Hey, Eascoastlife just put up a picture of a tudor bunglow at Pulau Ubin - I came across it many years back while paddling from the mainland to the island. Coincidental blogs or just my mind forming a link about the past? I miss these outdoor activities. Now I just make do w daily swims or lazing in the pool. Haha.

the donG said...

>stanley, i think it's saying that you need to get into it again. hahaha... but that's good swimming is healthy and it is one of the best exercise.

jocelle said...

sir! may contact no. po kayo nung resort kung san kayo nagstay. pls email me kung meron. super salamat in advance!

jocelle_macalalad@yahoo.com.ph

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