Tuesday, July 29, 2008

islas de punta capones

the clouds was in bad mood when we traveled from Alabang to Central Luzon. we passed by San Fernando Pampanga, where the sun was up but a little cloudy. we know that typhoon Igme was entering the Philippine area of responsibility but it will just hit the Northernmost area of Luzon and was expected to be in Taiwan by the next day.after a short stop over, we traveled to Olongapo then to San Antonio Zambales where it started to rain. when we reached barangay Pundaquit, where we will take a boat ride to the island of Capones, rain came and it rained hard this time.
the weather condition gave us less chance to cross to the island. but after quite some time, the weather became better. this then allowed us to cross the sea to the island. i was with Lingkod Alabang group and our special guest and fellow travel blogero Lawstude who joined us in this island trip.the boat ride to the island was just around 20minutes. boats here are quite small compared to boats used in Batangas. so while crossing the sea, big waves caused a lot of unusual motions to the small boat. i didn't even dare to take a shot while huge waves hits our boat creating splashes.
after minutes of wave turbulence, we were now approaching the island of Capones. many climbers and hikers includes this island as a side trip after trekking Mount Anawangin which was just a boat ride away from Capones. in our case, we are to spend an overnight in the island. as we were passing by the beach front of the island, the view tends to erase the turbulent experience from the boat ride. the island with its high rising hills creates a perfect place for campers. we will explore the island in the next post. join us in this overnight stay in an island known for its beautiful natural landscape. we will use the map below as our guide around the island.

43 comments:

KRIS JASPER VAN DYKE said...

your life is full of adventures. nice!

and u were with lawstude?

Shawie said...

I missed rains! i do love rains and it's really amazing we seldom have rain here in Cali:( it's a desert indeed!
really nice pictures you got there, reminded me of my island-Camiguin:)

eye in the sky said...

the beaches of capones have fine white sands too?

Luke Wiley said...

Beautiful. I like your use of the map! I'm looking forward to more pictures from this series.

TENTAY™ said...

Sa likod nong seashore parang jungle. hindi ata ako ganon kaadventurous para pasukin yan. nakakatakot. pero masarap magswim swim. =)

ifoundme said...

pagdating ba dyan may matitirhan o talagang kelangan camping talaga?

redlan said...

uy kasama nyo si lawstude. may mga bahay o may tumitira ba dyan sa island? white sand, ganda!

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

I've been catching up on your blog tonight. What an amazingly beautiful landscape. Your posts are always so interesting.

the donG said...

>jasper, adventure talaga. yes our group met with lawstude. i invited him to this trip.

>hi shawie, wow! you're from camiguin! i've never been to that island. thta's one of the major destinations today in the philippines today. we are experiencing habagat in this rainy season.

>eye, not so fine. but good enough to enjoy swimming.

>luke, thanks! i find the map helpful so that others will be able to use it in the future when they visit the place.

>hi tentay, may mga areas nga na ganun pero may magagandang areas din na pwedeng pasukan. ayos ang swimming dito mabato nga lang sa ibang parte.

>hi ifoundme, talagang camp lang. no cottage. there's an abandoned building but the place looks like a place for snakes. hehehe... meron ding lighthouse pero hindi sya accessible.

>redlan, oo kasama kami dito for the first time. walang bahay dito. may lighthouse pero hindi rin ganun ka accessible.

>sandpiper, thanks! im sure you'll like the next post.

Rio said...

nakapunta na din kami ni lalaine dyan..maganda nga ang isla na yan kaso naman sobrang mabato at puro algae ang dagat..kakatakot naman mag camp dyan dahil parang hindi ka na makakabalik sa kabilang isla na buhay..hehehe..pero may mga bakas na may nag bonfire dyan sa isla na yan..
magkasama kayo ni lawstude?
ang galing naman!!..

Napaboaniya said...

You're getting my envy more and more each days with all these shots from your trip around the Philippines!! :P

Thanks for sharing all these beautiful sights too!

Random Ramblings said...

i often hear capones is a great adventure place! thanks for bringing us there.

by the way, you might be or you might know someone who wants to go to Gouangzhou via Cebu Pacific. I am selling 2 roundtrip tickets. Travel period is until October 15, 2008. Price is only 11,000 =)

EM said...

wow, exciting yan! at kasama pa si lawstud. Brother in travel... nakakainggit. anyway... intayin namin ang magaganda at nakakainggit na pictures!

Lawstude said...

hey bro. galing ng mga shots mo. talagang detalyado. mag-aabot din posts natin about capones. it was one of my favorite trip this year because of the adventure brought about by the bad weather.

@ kris jasper, redlan and doc rio - yup, inaya ako ni dong for this trip kaya next time sama na kayo. masaya.

the donG said...

>hi doc rio, galing ah! kung saan saan na rin pala kayong napadpad. maganda yung island pag nagovernyt ka doon. nagbonfire kami doon. yon nga lang pagpunta namin ay bagyo kaya extra challenge pero mas masaya.

oo kasama namin si lawstude ang byaherong idol.

>hi napaboaniya, im glad that you start to like the philippines. you're always welcome to visit the country. we'l be happy to bring you around.

>hi arlene, maganda talaga ang capones. just keep in touch as i post more pictures. sana makapunta ka doon.

sige check ko kung may interesadong sa ticket.

>hi em, yes kasama ko ang byaherong blogero na si lawstude. saya kasama kasi parehong cowboy sa byahe.
salamat sa pag abang.

>bro, astig ka talagang kasama kasi kahit anong mangyari jam na jam. salamat sa pagsama at pagdagdag saya sa tropa. sa uulitin.

salamat siguradong excited na rin nilang makita ang mga kuha mong astig!

Rio said...

kuya dong!! bakit si lawstude niyaya mo?? sana kami din!! kakainggit!!
kuya dong, pag may balak kang mag palawan pwede bang sumama ako na libre mo?? kahit ako nalang taga linis ng sapatos mo..hehe

@lawstude, text mo naman kami next time na yayain ka ni kuya dong para naman join din kami,,hehehe

dodong flores said...

Those are awesome photos!

I'm sure you did enjoy the trip...

me said...

wow... as usual another awesome shots and trip,...made me missed the Philippines more.. wwwaaahhh...

Stanley said...

HAhahah....i was just visiting Lawstude just know and when I looked here, I was like....eh....this looks familiar! Turns out that you were with him =) Looks like lots of fun.

beero said...

ganda ng second pic, parang in-arrange talaga mga bangka. hehe. kasama mo pala si kuya lawstude sa buyaheng to. sana makasama din ako next time. hehe. ingat lagi kuya dong!

The Islander said...

huwaw joint forces!!! aylabet...

sama kami next time. haha

Shiela said...

Because of your pictures...now i missed PH and I want to go back home! Sinisi ba :)

Love all your pictures and the map that you did is great!

lagal[og] said...

grabe ang gala mo dom!
miss this place :-)

the donG said...

>hi doc rio, hehehe... sige tamang tama kailangan ko ng taga kanta papuntang jolo. sama kita. buti nga lang at hindi kayo nakasama sa capones kasi inabutan kami ng bagyo doon.

depende din sa lakad ang pag imbita ko. kasi yung ibang byahe talagang lakad, trekking at kung minsan nababasa.

mahirap na mawala ang isang doc rio.

>dodong, maraming salamat!

>mangyan, sorry talaga. hehehe...

>stanley, yes. lawstude joined our capones trip. it was one fun extreme experience. just keep in touch.

>beero, pwedeng pwede kaya lang dapat backpacker ka kasi yung mga byahe namin kahit ano pwede mangyari.

>islander, sure. basta kailangan backpacker. daming pwedeng mangayari o kung minsan nagbabago ang ruta.

>hi sheila, maraming salamat! kakamiss nga talaga kasi mga kaibigan ko sa labas nagkaka homesick na rin.

>oggie bro, ngayon lang yan. sa august wala na. tambay na.

Carver said...

Beautiful shots. I'm glad you got there safely.

R-yo said...

you just made me homesick...

Gibo said...

i had a wonderful time in this island. umuulan din noon at natulog kami sa tent at kulang ang dala naming pagkain. but i had a blast. really nice place!

ROneiluke said...

huwaw! ang ganda ng mga kuha! it's like being there! ahehe! cool blog..keep posting!

SandyCarlson said...

I love following your adventures. The atmosphere in these shots is outstanding.

TENTAY™ said...

mabato ang sakit sa paa. dun nalang ako sa tabing dagat at magmumuni muni parang ang sarap mag moment dyan. =)

Vanessa said...

Grabe. Naiingit naman ako sa adventure. At kasama pa si Lawstude. Hmmmp.

the donG said...

>hi carver, thanks!

>r-yo, sorry bro. but im sure i made you proud to be pinoy.

>gibo, astig! kami na challenge sa alon. ganda talaga ng isla na ito. parang mini batanes.

>roneiluke, maraming salamat sa pagbisita. maraming salamat din sa pagkagusto sa mga kuha.

>hi sandy, thanks a lot!

>hi tentay, perfect nga itong lugar na to para sayo. hehehe...

>hi vanessa, siguradong makakasama mo rin si lawstude kasi bait nyan.

caryn said...

hey dong! grabe, the 2nd pic was quite scary but it was amazing how it cleared up in your last few pics. napaka-unpredictable talaga ng weather natin ano? thanks for sharing your adventures with us!

thanks for dropping by my blog! i always appreciate your comments!

alicesg said...

You are a very adventurous guy. Looked like fun. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos with us.

Today post on my blog would show the wet part of our wet market...lol

Selerines said...

Last five are really superb.. Especially that one which shows a land in the center of lake... Thats really cool. Will they allow to stay there? Nice one Dong...

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

san kapa kumukuha ng power dong,grabe talaga ang byahe mo...taas na ang kamay ko,sama mo pa yung paa ko..pinagaganda mo ang byahe ng mga pinoy!sarap pumasyal dito...

Rio said...

hahaha!! sus!! taga kanta? gusto mo bang bagyuhin ulit sa pupuntahan mo?? hehe..=)
ingat sa byahe=)

the donG said...

>hi caryn, it was really raining hard whe we arrived in pundaquit. blessed enough that it stopped and we were able to cross the island but huge waves were already forming.

thanks for joining in this journey of capones. im adding you on my blogroll.

>hi alicesg, truly adventurous! but i haven't dared doing extreme challenge yet.

i'll check your post on that.

>selerines, thanks a lot! the island is simply amazing.

>ever, talagang ganun ang purpose. buhayin ang byaherong noypi. salamat sa mga magagagandang salita. sana makapunta ka sa capones bago ka makabalik ng ibang bansa.

>hi doc rio, hehehe... kakatakot nga pala kung ganun. wala na akong scheduled trip. kaya pahinga na talaga. patapos na ang byaheng noypi series.

luna miranda said...

is the whole island uninhabited? i didn't see any house in your photos...no resorts, either?meaning, one should bring everything pala...tent, food & water.

the donG said...

>hi luna, yes. there are no houses or resort in the island. making it more exciting to stay for an overnight. it's actually a big island. we only saw one cat the whole time we were there plus the birds of course.

equilibrium2008 said...

gosh you went to Capones. I wish I could join you one time. Where will be the next trip?

the donG said...

>hi equi, sana nga makasama ka. wala pang schedule ng next trip. pahinga muna dahil daming bagyong pumapasok.

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