Sunday, March 22, 2009

finding east - cagbalete island

after thirty minutes, we followed a path and ended in a place surrounded by bushes and coconut trees. we declared ourselves officially lost in the island of Cagbalete. upon arriving at Sabang port, we journeyed our way for a thirty-minute walk to reach the East coast. we passed by walkways walled by wooden houses of this small island village of Sabang. people here looks used to seeing visitors as they would give us a smile, as a way to welcome the visitors. a typical Filipino trait. we then reached the end of the village and we were now following a path to the bushes of seemingly plain and flat island. we asked the people how to go to the resort, where we are to stay, and their answer was always "just follow the signage". signage were placed on coconut trees but it was still confusing as on some areas, most of the signage are already largely damaged. but we felt that it was still safe to follow the cleared path.we reached a part where the path was swampy, which gave us an idea that it's definitely the wrong way. so we took the other route and continued our way. after walking several minutes, we noticed that we were already in a dead end path. from there, we realized that we're lost.since we knew that we are going to the East side of the island, we continued our way passing over bushes without the path. in short, we decided to just use the natural way of finding East. still after quite some time, we still don't see the beach. all we see were more coconut trees but we persisted as we know we're going East. this time we saw this small house and the villagers informed us that we were just steps away from the beach. just behind the trees revealed to us a stunning long flat coast of white sand beach. we finally reached the Eastern side of the island but we still need to find the resort where we will be staying. from there we thought we've already seen the best of this island. wait till the next post comes.

59 comments:

Antoine Greg said...

hhmmm... i'm carried away...hahahaha
natatakot ako sa mga ganitong lost 2x. grrrr.....

the best is yet to come? hmmmm...
a paradise resort...
but soo enchanting kaya?

they should improve the pathway...
its for their own sake.
hahahaha!

Kosa said...

wow... ang ganda nung lugar...
yung mga mahihilig sa nature magkakanda laylay dila sa lugar na ito..isa na ako dun

robnuguid14 said...

nice place to stay in! I love to see the 'Bahay Kubo's there.

robnuguid14 said...

can we exchange links?

Photo Cache said...

yan ang magandang puntahan di masyado pang developed.

-ellesig- said...

i bet that made you appreciate the beach more!

para siguro kayong mga batang nawawala sa mall, tapos bigla nyo nakita si nanay! :)

Reena said...

have you seen the movie "the beach?" this looks like it. though i can't see any marijuana plantation anywhere. hehe. unless you edited them out. :)

i can totally relate to this, getting lost all the time i mean. :)

Theonoski said...

haha.adventure talaga ito dong.a clock with a compass surely is useful during this kind of times.astig!i like those kind of trips (re:getting lost)

gillboard said...

that island really is beautiful...

Hilda said...

Josmeh, abentyur talaga!

Is there a bangka for hire from the dock to the resort? I don't think my husband and I can do this anymore. Or rather, we're not willing to do this anymore — at least not on a vacation! :)

uncleawang said...

Interesting part of your journey is getting lost hehehe..but some how your are safe.
Have a pleasant journey ahead.

jessforget said...

ka abang abang to ah..:)

Vic said...

wow! parang teleserye ha.. to be continued! haha! infairness, I can't wait to see the next post! nakikita ko na yung beach! ;)

alicesg said...

Wow looked like a long road to the resort. I think I would panic if I could not find the way to the resort....lol. Looking forward to your photos.

cebu pictures said...

Wow dong.

Nag visit ka sa home town ko and my favorie island. I used to live there for 1 year and my mother teach there for almost 9 years.

I missed the island. I study there for 1 yr that is my grade 5 and it was so clean and so mistique that time. I am still haunted by the memory if this island even though there are many beaches in Cebu.

More pictures of cagbale plesssss

Borneo Falcon said...

What a unique path to reach the resort.

Pietro said...

Beautiful green in these views!

cyndirellaz said...

wow! ang ganda ah!! teka araw araw update? ayos talaga adventure natin ah!! ^^

luna miranda said...

arrggghhh...bitin! i like to see the beach!!!!:D

at least flat terrain ang nilalakaran. mas mahirap pag bundok tapos magkandaligaw-ligaw. i hope nag sunblock kayo (hehehe).

sendzki said...

wahhh ang ganda...dude sa Tuesday na kami punta Siquijor..weeeee

Eel Wind said...

that village looks like the village we have here in Pulau Pangkor! :)

Heart of Rachel said...

The glimpse of that beautiful beach certainly makes all that traveling worth it.

mavs said...

its really cool and beautiful...
kahit naman nagkandaligaw-ligaw na keu...
kung ganun kaganda naman ang dadatnan nyo...
ayos lang...

Luis Batchoy said...

tagged you... enjoy

baboon^albino said...

hai donG...seriouslly,that's the pathway u guys took to get to the resort?uoch...scary dude,and u guys even reach the dead end but keep on walking...huhuhuhu.adventurous!!can't wait for the next entry... :)

Sidney said...

Since you can still blog about it I guess you survived...
What an adventure...!

Andy Briones said...

Wow, nice beach! Walang sinabi ang Boraracay! :-)

Garando said...

Adventure ah! So what was the natural way of finding East? Wearing your clothes inside out? :D
This happened to some of my friends when we were at some island in Negros Oriental. They were off to buy beer, and ended up walking in circles. They wore their shirts inside out to repel the "malignos" and eventually they found the right path. :D

Joshua said...

ang ganda ng pilipinas! yang ang mamimissd ko! whew

Dylan Dimaubusan said...

Yung photos lang ang binasa ko, hehe

Sanay ako sa mga ganitong place nung bata ako.. I appreciate simple things and place like this, maganda pa rin..

Lawstude said...

Yan pala wala sa album ng Comboboyz. Dapat may title track tayo na "Lost". Lol.

I bet they are anticipating the beautiul wide shoreline of Cagbalete. I am too.

Lantaw said...

the paths looks very familiar, I can still remember them as if I just went there yesterday

witsandnuts said...

Remember he Lost Boys from Peter Pan film? It was like them seeking the treasure. From the look of the beach, that's like a hidden treasure. Must be worth getting lost. I can't wait to see the photos in the next post! =)

enJAYneer said...

hehe.. thanks for dropping by.. i have linked u up... :D

Ax said...

nakakatuwa naman ang pagkalost niyo. ang saya saya. pero kung nandyan ako, magtatanong ako ng magtatanong ng "wala pa ba?" o "nasan na tayo?" hehe. pero joke lang yun. hehe. ang ganda ganda rin dyan. naku, ano kaya ang meron sa susunod na post?!

PUSANG-gala said...

that's a hell of a grassland before you get to the main beach area----it's like finding treasure in the most unexpected place----

Chyng said...

hay bitin!

more more! haha

sheng said...

I love Cagbalete from the pics posted by you and Allan. I wish i could have the chance to come and be awed by this place.

BlogusVox said...

It's good you went there during summer. Kung tag-ulan, siguradong ang putik ng daan.

But its all worth it by just seeing those white sand.

jei said...

dong! just bouncing back. edit mo naman ang link ko o, please? back to zero na naman ako but i wanna keep my favorite blogsites and that includes you. salamat dude!

EastCoastLife said...

This is paradise! Developers who see this would love to build resorts on it. :)

REDLAN said...

Hala naligaw kayo. Naging mas adventure ang nangyari. At least, nakarating kayo agad. Bitin.. hehehe. am looking forward tot he next post. Excited ako to see what cagbalete will offer.

my gulch said...

nakakadala ang iyong blow by blow account, hehe. parang kasama ako sa adventure.

Nanaybelen said...

Naiisip ko yan Dong kung may pinupuntahan kayong Island kasi noong pagkatapos nung aming kasal ay may kaibigan nang asawa ko na taga mindoro at doon kami maghoneymoon. pagdating namin doon ayaw ko nang magpaiwan sa mga naghatid sa amin pero noong pagbalik sa Calapan ay paikot ikot lang na walang katapusan ang sasakyan na parang pabalikbalik kami sa pinanggalingan namin.Sa bundok nagpaikot-ikot ang sasakyan na ang tagal namin nakalabas dapat 30 minutes lang pero naging 2 hours kami nakalabas. Pareho lang ang dinadaanan namin. Di rin mamin maipaliwanag paano kami nakabalik kasi hindi naman umatras o bumalik ang sasakyan deretso lang na binabaybay ang bangin hindi pwede ang bumalik ang sasakyan.
Sana maayos ang pagbalik nyo Dong

Raft3r said...

wow
i wouldn't mind getting lost
kung ganyang kagandang beach naman ang reward
panalo!

SandyCarlson said...

Follow the signage! My mom used to say "just around the corner and we are there"! That look like a lovely journey.

Carver said...

That looks like a beautiful place to be lost. I love the look of the houses in the first shots.

JM said...

Lovely huts and beautiful beach photos!

Joy said...

Only in the Philippines - signs on coconut trees! I love it. You have found paradise.

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justkyut said...

hay yan ang kinatatakutan kong mangyare pag di ka familiar sa isang lugar. kahit gusto kong maglakbay, di ko ginagawa ng wala akong kasama na nkaka alam ng lugar ng gusto kong puntahan.

Thanks po sa pagbisita sa blog ko. Yes po may World day for water nga po. Actually hindi ko rin po alam kya lang nagbabasa ako ng foreign news nakita ko at nagresearch ako.

kainggit kayo tlga kyo ni lawstud lagi kayong kung saang saang magagandang lugar nagpupunta. nasubukan niyo na bang magpunta sa department of tourism para mag apply bilang tourist guide ng ating bansa?

KRIS JASPER said...

Its nice to be lost kaya. Basta ba may kasama ka lang eh.

Nawala ka na pero nagawa mo pa ring kumuha ng pictures. lol!

Christian Bryan said...

Kuya Doms: you always surpass your previous adventures though we know that each place has its own uniqueness, galing mo talaga..

namangha ako duns a mga nipa huts, native na native :)

Today's Blah... said...

Ooopppssss....you are bitin-ing huh? I've posted some hut too for today, almost similar with your post here. :) Thanks for the visit.

Allen Yuarata said...

wow naman parang samin lang to sa Antique.

Punta ka din dun sir Dong. haha.

Emily said...

I wish I could get lost there!!!!

katcarneo said...

Wow, what an adventure! For a moment there I felt I was traveling with you.

♥ K.i.i.k.a.Y ♥ said...

amazing adventure ei..

gus2ng gus2 ko ba naman maligaw
ang saya kasi parang nagtreasure hunting...

danadah naman talagah ng beach...

sya nga pala i link u po if its ok...

ur blog remind me so much back home

Lungkot na akoO

MISS na miss ko na talaga ang pinas..huhu

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cebu image said...

I used to collect bibe in that beac. we cook it as kandinga. I already walk on shores line to get on the other side of the beach.

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