Thursday, March 26, 2009

bonsai island - cagbalete quezon

meters away from the shoreline, you'll see an unusual sight of plants. at low tide, it seems that it's just part of beach front but during high tide, it forms a small island. the bonsai island.walking under the heat of the sun was quite challenging during the afternoon peak but the view from afar convinced us to walk to this islet. it will take about five to ten minutes to reach the small islet passing over the flat shoreline filled with sea weeds, shells and pebbles of different kinds. i can identify some of the sea creatures but some were unique in nature.
the islet forms a small elevation consisting of sands, pebbles and pointed roots. the pointed vertical root extensions are growing mangrove plants. upon researching, i learned that these are called pneumatophores. the rocks beside the islet helps the roots to hold steadily.i don't know specifically the type of mangrove this is. but mangroves are considered as salt-tolerant trees because they grow in coastal areas. it grows widely with branches outstretching its solid trunk. just imagine how these plants endure the strong waves of the Pacific. its sturdy and complex trunk holds the plant firmly in its base. these mangroves serves a lot of purpose in the ecosystem. it was worth the long walk. a time with nature under the summer heat. up next is an amazing bed rock still in this part of Cagbalete just close to this islet.

52 comments:

Sidney said...

Strange looking place... any wild animals there... ;-)

REDLAN said...

akala ko ako ang naunang mag comment. hehehe

REDLAN said...

Isa ito sa mga islands o islets binalik na tanong ni Charlene during Miss U na high tide or low tide?

pinakamaganda ang last photo

Heart of Rachel said...

I love the shot of the lush mangroves. I could imagine how strong the roots of those trees are. Its presence must indicated a healthy ecosystem.

Andy Briones said...

Galing ng lugar: it's very raw. Sana it remains that way.

♥ K.i.i.k.a.Y ♥ said...

hmmm...this place is kewl
but strange as we see it hehe

Pietro said...

What splendid places! I like a lot the pneumatophores and all the plants there. Great pictures, thanks for sharing.

the donG said...

>sidney, just on that part of the island. you'll find it more strange when you see the bed rock.

>redlan, hahaha... papatawa ka pa talaga. salamat. naunahan ka ni sidney.

>hi rachel, it indeed has a big role in the ecosystem. what's sad is there were just three groups of mangrove in that island.

>hi andy, sana nga. pagdumami na ang tao, malamang mawawala na rin ang charm nitong island.

>hi kiikay, maybe because it lies along the coast of the Pacific.

>pietro, thanks. those pneumatophores are really interesting. they grow vertically without leaves.

SandyCarlson said...

Mangrove plants are fascinating. Thanks for this walk at the beach!

Reena said...

sabi nga ng coldplay...

"we live in a beautiful world
yeah we do, yeah we do..."

haha. kelangan ko lang din isulat yung second line but the first line says it all. :)

Borneo Falcon said...

Never thought I will see mangroves here. Usually this tree thrive on swampy land

Today's Blah... said...

I love the photos of the mangroves, I did some photos too of a virgin island here too, though not so detailed as your photos.

thess said...

The mangroves, do they stink? I was watching a 'survival' program over at Discovery Channel and the guy says they have rather a foul smell the sea creatures living around it, such as crabs and shrimps aren't edible...just wondering if this type that you saw was the same?

lonely islet ha...nice captures, kainggit escapades mo talaga :)

Bengbeng said...

i like this post. interesting and you got pics to accompany it. weren't you afraid u might sink into the sand?

bingskee said...

i love the second pic, the lush green and the arked trees.

gladyspillbox said...

kaw ang kumukha niyan? lupet ah.. :D

anyway, need help!

katcarneo said...

Parang ang sarap magpahinga dun sa may mga roots ng mangrove....

tikno said...

Seems like a deserted island.

Carver said...

Thank you for taking us on this beautiful walk through your photographs.

Joy said...

I would enjoy visiting here. Love bonsai! You lucky you! Great shots!

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Chyng said...

interesting mangrove! ang ganda!

Antoine Greg said...

sana they have more mangrove planting activities there noh, hAHHAHAHA.

nice place, so serene... chorz. great pics Dong ^ ^

JM said...

Amazing shots, great nature details! How fantastic! Love the title of the post too! :-)

eli said...

ganda nman ng place. dipa ako napasyal ng quezon. nadaan palang po.

Lantaw said...

daming sea snakes dyan sa gabi, we went there around 10PM

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Beautiful photos, Dong. Parang natural pa talaga. Marami ba shells sa dalampasigan? I loved picking them up and take them home with me. I used to do that a lot eh.

punky said...

i love mangroves!

Skippyheart said...

hmm, pwedeng pang "Lost" TV location ang dating...

otherwise, ganda pa din talaga ng mga shots mo.

TGIF dong! TC :)

luna miranda said...

interesting place...your photos have convinced me to check out this island.:D i called the owner of villa cleofas yesterday.

Blue Rose said...

beautiful place. i like the pictures. but it made me miss my previous work sa NGO.

madbong said...

galing nung mangroves pics mo parekoy. dito sa suburb namin sa auckland madami ding mangroves na siyang nursery ng mga juvenile fish.

Ax said...

im in awe. sana lagi rin ako nagtra travel katulad mo kuya dongism. er, kuya dong ba preferred mo?

utoysaves said...

wow! mala-castaway ang isla (though technically, I think it's a sandbar). the mangrove pictures look cool too.ü ako, di yata kayang gawing singganda nyan ang picture ko ng bakawan sa kahit na anong anggulo.ü

God bless!

-ellesig- said...

ang ganda lahat ng photos, paborito ko ung 7th.

parang yan ung part ng isla na may ahas..? hindi ba nakakatakot maglakadlakad?

GreenPinas said...

this is so beautiful!

my friends are planning to go to cagbalete island this holy week.

from your pictures, i believe i want to join them instead of going to galera.


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Raft3r said...

mangha ako dito
sobra
panalo yun islet
wanna go here!!!

happy weekend, dong!

Photo Cache said...

this is getting really exciting place. i thought the shoreline is the main and only attraction; but that mangrove is really something. i love to explore that. great trip.

sheng said...

Very nice, and so lovely those plants are... Arggghhhh. I wanna go to the beach,hohummmm...

miss igorota said...

wow! a mangrove paradise!

Joe Narvaez said...

Beautiful! I wish I can also go to all the places you visit.

Hilda said...

Those pointed vertical roots are fascinating. I've always loved rock pools too — so many little creatures to discover!

witsandnuts said...

That's very interesting. The bonsai island looks like the one mentioned in the novel The Life of Pi. Did you see any animals during your visit there?

Vic said...

hi dong! astig talaga mga photos mo! :)

I can't wait to hit the beach! :)

Lalaine said...

Bonsai Island... may ganun pala... ganda... pwede bang mag uwi ng bonsai dyan? :D hehehe

Fjordan Allego said...

wow! ang ganda! sobra! nakakamangha! nakakarefresh kapag nakakakita ka ng mga ganyang tanawin.. sarap!

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Leoj said...

cool place in a very hot season! LOL!

kala ko bonsai kasi may mga bonsai plants. :D

Ax said...

napadaan ulit. pero im in awe pa rin sa mga photos.

dave said...

wah! kuya dong! ngayon nlng ulit ako nakabisita dito... kakamiss din pala tong blog mo... wehehe...

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bw said...

strange but interesting ! It is best to keep these things untouched because they are a vital part of our ecosystem.

mesmerising1 said...

nice shoot at mangrove area..
mangrove tree is unique..

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