Friday, March 20, 2009

the way to cagbalete island - quezon province

waiting for the bus for two hours at 2am enjoying every bit of our time sitting along a walkway in Alabang. Kit and i were enjoying the company of Lawstude while Manny was busy with his big red backpack. pass 3am we decided to take the bus to Turbina in Laguna and from there we took the bus to Lucena. even though we were stranded for two hours, we were quite confident with our schedule since the schedule was a bit lax. upon arriving in the city of Lucena, which is Quezon province's capital city, we took a mini bus going to the town of Mauban. just few minutes upon boarding, the bus immediately left the grand terminal. for shortly an hour, we arrived at this little congested coastal town of Mauban. we were there 3hours earlier for the first boat trip to Cagbalete island. so we took some time to take some pictures and dropped by some shops to have our breakfast. people were quite curious as the four of us wore dark shirts which lead our tricycle driver to think that we were a rock band who will be traveling to Cagbalete for a show. since it was a weekend, most of the people in this town took time walking along the driveway near the docksite. some were fishing, kids were playing, while traders were busy in preparing their goods. we boarded this medium-sized public motor boat which little by little were filled with goods. sacks of cement, sacks of rice, big boxes and even ice blocks. a number of people started to board and lucky enough, along with us is the owner of the resort where we plan to stay in the island. so we had a good chat with them. trip was a little rough but it was expected as the sea which we were to cross is connected to the Pacific ocean. the people infront of the boat got wet because of the splash created by the waves. an hour later, we had a view of the Sabang port, which was the main docking port of the island of Cagbalete. small but crowded wooden houses occupies a large part of the coast but the beach was really beautiful. one can be tempted to just jump off the boat and enjoy the beach. the boat cannot dock directly along the beach because it was low tide. so a small flat-surfaced boat has to transport us to the shoreline. sand was so fine on this side of the island but most of the houses though, gives a contrast to the beautiful beach. one has to cross the island to see a more secluded beach that this island takes pride on. that's on the next post.note: there are only two trips from Mauban to Cagbalete island. 10:00am and 4:00pm.

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Joy said...

That is so beautiful! I would love to go there.

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luna miranda said...

what a preview! i couldn't wait to see the photos of the other side of the island. mukha kayong rockers?:D buti di nagpa-autograph!

Reena said...

:)

fortuitous faery said...

fabulous new blog banner! perfect for summer.

another expedition, eh? let's see the photographic evidence! :)

Chyng said...

Bitin!

More more!

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Carver said...

That is such a beautiful coastal area. Great shots as always

gillboard said...

hehe... yan nga yung island na sinasabiko... hahaha..

aiLee920 said...

wow, malapet na kau samen,,,,
im from lucena....
hehehe
sayang, im so busy that i couldn't find time to travel around the city!!!

Theonoski said...

"to think that we were a rock band who will be traveling to Cagbalete for a show" --->why not diba? baka nakalibre pa kayo ng accomodation ala rocker style =D.

Photo Cache said...

oh now the adventure begins. is this your first time here? i can't wait.

Lawstude said...

natawa talaga ko don sa mga tga mauban na napagkamalan tayo na combo.

kaya ipinanganak na ang "the comboboys" lol. iniisip ko pa nga kung ipopost ko ang mala eraserheads nating photoshoot sa cagbalete eh. ang saya talaga doon.

jessforget said...

wohoo!! galing ng adventure nyo... can't wait to see more about this trip!

Shionge said...

What a nie place to visit....look the colour contrast :D

Nash said...

dong, thanks for referring mr. Lantaw ayun nakapag usap na kme hehehe ui ang daya sa susunod sama mo naman ako sa mga adventures mo dali :)

the donG said...

>hi joy, wait till you see the other side.

>hi luna, im sure you'll love the other side. nagulat nga kami. pero ok na rin dahil nagkaroon tuloy kami ng pangalan.

>hi reena, wait till you see the other side.

>hi faery, thanks! more photos coming.

>hi chyng, dami pang parating.

>hi carver, it's not that nice yet. wait till you see the other side of the island.

>gillboard, ito na pala yon. ganda ang kabila nito.

>hi ailee, sayang. nagkita man lang sana tayo. dami pa namang mapupuntahan sa quezon.

>theonoski, hahaha... yung tricycle driver lang naman ang nag akala. gusto to na nga sana talaga naming tumugtog doon.

>hi photo cache, yes. it was our fisrt time there. this place was recommended by allan.

thanks for anticipating.

>oman, patawa nga talaga yon kasi hindi pa natin kaagad naintindihan nung sinabi niyang combo.

astig nga yung mga album photo shoot natin.

>jessforget, salamat sa pagabang.

>hi shionge, wait till you see the other side. thanks for dropping.

>nash, magaling talaga yon. buti naman at nakausap mo na siya. sama ka namin one time.

my gulch said...

ayos sa adventure. ganda pala dito, Dom. :-D

Garando said...

Hmm looks like you and your group has the "rockstar swag". Naks!
Looking forward to more photos of the island. I prefer these kind of beaches than sell-out places like Boracay... we used to go beach/island hunting din kase when I used to live in Negros.
I like the new banner btw!

REDLAN said...

Natawa ako dun sa napagkamalan kayong rock band members. May long hair ba kayong kasama bukod sa dark colors ang sinot nyo? I only heard about lucena. Hindi ko alam kung ano ang maii-offer ng lucena city. Hindi siya wellknown, narinig ko lang kasi.

Benghui said...

Daddy says this is very far from my house. It is beautiful. Nice.

Nyl said...

ang sarap talaga mag-travel.. keep exploring dong!

alicesg said...

Very beautiful island. The sky is so blue so does the sea. Love the scenery. I like to travel but hate the waking up so early to catch the transport or plane.

baboon^albino said...

donG...how beatifull the picture was,can't even imagine if i was there..beatifull!!!
intresting entry donG,ur trip can be a real travel journal.i love the part ur using the boat u wrote...
"trip was a little rough but it was expected as the sea which we were to cross is connected to the Pacific ocean. the people infront of the boat got wet because of the splash created by the waves"...scary dude!(i can't swim...seriouslly,can't imagine if being in that boat...huhuhuhu)
great entry donG...enjoy life!!by the way donG,who's idea was for this trip?i seem to forgot...but sorry if i did overlook about it... :)

cyndirellaz said...

wow!! sana wag kang magsawa dyan sa mga ginagawa mo kuya dong ah!! ang ganda kasi talaga!! ang ganda ng town at yung way papunta sa beach!! ^__^ great escape!!

Luke Wiley said...

Looks like a fun adventure!

Reena said...

@ reply: yeah. ganun pala dapat. i should sleep at 8pm and wake up at 2am to comment. pero i still failed. pang-muse lang talaga ako...

hmmm...the boat actually looks scary. wala bang RORO type of boat?

paoruiz said...

gusto ko sumakay ng banka. kaso sobrang pranig ako eh. haha.

Lalaine said...

ganda ng tubig... hintay pa ako ng iba pang pics :D

mavs said...

ibang ka talagang kumuha ng pix Dong...
lufeet...

estan said...

buti natuloy kayo pre. sa susunod na lang ako once makaluwag. busy e :)

-ellesig- said...

swerte ng mga taong nakatira malapit sa beach, lalo na pag ganito kaganda.

dami ko sana itatanong, pero sige, hintayin ko na lang next posts.

rockstar! :)

Vic said...

haha! rock band na pala kayo ngayon ha! :)

i wished i was here! white sand! can't wait for your post! :)

EM said...

*sigh*

i miss the sea and the beaches back home. I promised myself that if i get through this stage of my life... i'll give myself a vacation back home!

thanks for sharing your adventures DonG!

jeanny said...

adventurous ka talga :)
Keep it up and great photos (as usual)

Happy Weekend

the donG said...

>hi rayts, ganda talaga dun. sana makapunta ka rin.

>garando, wala nga akong ibang maisip kung bakit nya kaming pinaghinalang na rock band. naka dark colored shirts lang naman kami.

matutuwa ka nga sa cagbalete kung yon ang hanap mo.

>redlan, oo nga. natawa talaga kami. wala namang long hair. ako din nakadaan na ako dito pero hindi ko pa masyadong na explore ang lucena or quezon in general.

>benghui. it definitely is far but im sure malaysia has its own beautiful beaches too.

>hi nyl, lalo na pag summer. salamat!

>hi alicesg, so you're just not the type who enjoy the backpacking style. you're more of a lesiure travel type of person.

>baboon, thanks! im glad you like the format. yes it's a beautiful island but wait till you see the other side. if you're afraid of the waves, this will not be the place for you as it is connected to the pacific ocean.

>hi cyndirellaz, maraming salamat. as long as im traveling im blogging. abangan mo ang kabilang side ng beach.

>luke, we definitely had fun.

>hi reena, kulit mo ulit. hehehe... walang roro papunta doon. medyo delikado nga tong mga ganito lalo na pag maalon.

>pao, mahihirapan ka nga doon pag maalon.

>hi lalaine, marami pang padating. salamat sa pag abang.

>mavs, salamat. medyo simple na nga ito kasi marami ka pang makikitang magandang kuha.

>estan, no problem.

>hi ellesig, swerte pag kalamado ang dagat pero tingin ko delikado pag may bagyo.

tanong ka lang. dami pa din namang pictures na padating.

>hi teacher vic, salamat. white sand nga sa bandang yon kaya sarap maligo. salamat s pag abang.

>hi em, you definitely deserve a break and our country will be the best place. enjoy your weekend.

>hi jeanny, medyo mahina na nga to may mga mas madlas pa.

SandyCarlson said...

These are amazing shots. I love your adventures and the encounters you have. That last shot makes me feel good. The anchor will hold.

Theonoski said...

astig! mukhang masaya ang adventure no ni lawstude ah!

Earvin Michael said...

Mukhang masaya din to ah.

Rio said...

ui..napagkamalan kayong rock band?? astig ah..hahaha..
dapat sinampolan nyo si manong ng kanta...kayang kaya nyo naman ni lawstude yun e.hehe=D

go combo boys...haha..=D

post nyo yung mala eraserheads nyong pics...aabangan namin yun.

kegler747 said...

Ang ganda ng kulay ng tubig! Iba nanaman ang blog header mo ah :) ibang season na kse, hehehe

HalfCrazy said...

Hi there!

Hahaha, it's funny that those tricycle drivers thought that you guys are rockers who would be performing somewhere! Now isn't that kind of stereotypical, hahaha!

It's also interesting to note that the houses seems.. pataas in your view. They are all cramped up!

Much Love,

Richard the Lionheart said...

Nice preview Kuya Dom... Nice talaga ikaw kumuha ng shots...

Ongats!

Today's Blah... said...

Great adventure! superb photos and what more can I say... Hale to you!

Chimmie said...

pretty palayan. i miss my province. i am just new in blogs. hello.

Andy Briones said...

Looks like you had lots of fun in Quezon province!

KRIS JASPER said...

All 4 men wearing black tee? Maybe they thought you're the band KISS? lol!

Another fine outing from Mr. Dong!

Raft3r said...

a good friend of mine is from mauban

she never mentioned about this island sa mga kwentuhan namin

but she might have
pero like most of her stories di ko masyado pinapansin
hehe

mas interesado ako sa balesin
have you been there?

Pietro said...

Wonderful views. Like a lot the beach!

katcarneo said...

There are really so many other beautiful places to go to in this country of ours, and many of them are well-kept secrets. I do plan to visit all the nice places here in Pinas and your blog is really, really helpful.

♥ K.i.i.k.a.Y ♥ said...

oh mah guLai

I really Love to go there

^_^

Joe Narvaez said...

The last picture is framed well! Galing!

Patsi said...

how much ang entrance fee?

Anonymous said...

were did you stay in cagbalete and pagbilao? how many days do we need to visit the places in quezon that you've been to?
we were planning on exploring quezon po kasi.

Thanks!

the donG said...

we stayed at villa cleofas bait ng may ari. sa pagbilao hindi kami nag overnight.

Amphitrite said...

very informative.. i also love the pictures

cebu image said...

I was a Maubanin and live in Cagbalete for 1 year as grade 5 student. It was tagalog town but majority are Visayan taking advantage of the fishes. Gosh i miss this barangay. It has been 20 years that i have not visited this place again.

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