Friday, April 3, 2009

cagbalete flat rocks

the sight of one of the longest sand ripple amazed us but not when we reached it's far eastern part where an almost flat-plain rock surface came to sight.this flat surface rocks surrounds a large part of the bonsai islet on the island of Cagbalete. scientist can definitely explain the cause of the formation of these rocks.the flat rocks can only be seen during low tide. because it is flat it's not even visible from the beach shore not unless you really go near it.small bodies of water in between rock spaces becomes home to small fishes and other sea creatures. according to Allan, sea snakes can be seen around this area at night.while we were there Kit, Lawstude and i took time for photoshoots while Manny enjoyed swimming along the rocks edge. it was simply picturesque.the rock formations was nature's way of displaying how beautiful rocks can be formed by the waves of the Pacific.Lawstude already started his series of Cagbalete. you get to see other perspective.

80 comments:

Reena said...

am i the first? :)

Aris said...

awesome! ang dami talagang magagandang lugar na undiscovered sa pinas. thanks for bringing us there. :)

Reena said...

ayan, binasa ko na siya. :) hahaha... so what are the scientific explanations daw? :)wow, snakes! i love snakes!!!

darkhorse said...

bka may isda sa mga trap na tubig...tsk galing naman...talgang rock!!! ano yun ang foundation ng island o galing sa volcano...great Dong! it's always inspiring dre mga post mo...tc

baboon^albino said...

hai donG...intresting,although it's sounded very dangerous when u mention about the sea snake...how does Allan knew those snake came at night?hehehe,just kidding,but if i was there,and someone mention abaout snake,i'm the first to run.....hehehe.

jessforget said...

astig! i wonder how these rock formations where formed.. and why in cagbalete and why flat.. you know..? these makes me wonder a lot..:) well.. that's how nature makes magic..

witsandnuts said...

That's the beauty of the nature that we cannot explain. The flat rocks are like a work of art.

gillboard said...

i didn't see that... siguro sa panahon yan, pumunta kami noon, around december... lagi lang maalon...

olan said...

GRABE DOM! Galing naman nito. Wala pa akong napuntahang place tulad nito! Simply the magnificent!

Luke Wiley said...

Those rocks are incredible!

eliment said...

ang galing naman...mahilig ako sa nature at talagang manghang mangha ako sa mga ganito. yan ang natural art!

Vic said...

wow! simply amazing! parang now lang me nakakita nito! haha! :)

laagan said...

galing ng iyong subject...ang dami talagang puede pang puntahan sa pinas

Hilda said...

Very interesting rock formation! I like discovering the many creatures caught in the tidal pools, but if there are sea snakes — no thank you! ;)

HalfCrazy said...

Whoa, I like the formation of these rocks! They are mind-boggling! Maybe they are devoid of water?

Wonderful photos, will now hop on over to Lawstude's blog. I love that guy's blog too LOL.

Marites said...

ay ang ganda! parang nasa ibang bansa!

katcarneo said...

Parang ang sarap mahiga diyan ah....It must've taken a gazillion years for them to form.

the donG said...

>hi reena, yes you are. mostly because of the sea waves plus other facts.

you love snakes?

>aris, dami pa talaga. yung iba exotic pa. my pleasure aris.

>hi darkhorse, yes meron talaga. mga maliliit nga lang. not sure kung ano yung foundation. flat din lang majority part ng island.

im glad that you find it inspiring. thanks.

>baboon, allan was the one who referred me to visit this island. he usually stay there for 4days and even explored the island at night. that's when he found out that the bonsai islet is home to some sea snakes.

this means you shouldnt go to mangroves at night. right?

>jess, i too wonder. but a little idea is that this part of the island is facing the pacific ocean so maybe years of waves and other factors led to this formation.

>witsandnuts, it surely is. nature works mysteriously yet beautifully.

>gillboard, yes pag high tide hindi mo makikita ito dahil kahit low tide hindi rin masyadong pansin dahil malayo sa shoreline. kaya best to go there is summer.

>olan, ako din. first time ko rin nakita ang ganun kalawak na flat rocks. ganda dun.

>luke, true!

>eliment, mamangha ka lalo kung nandun ka mismo dahil sobrang lawak ng area na yon.

>hi vic, ako din. medyo unusual nga itong ganitong formation at ganun ka lawak.

>laagan, sobrang dami pa. kaya magandang i-explore ang mibang islands. salamat sa pagdaan.

>hi hilda, we didnt see sea snakes on those small pools. most of which were just sea weeds, starfish and small fishes. according to allan, it's by night when you get to see those sea snakes.

>hi halfcrazy, yes. the waves and other factors worked together to form this. beautiful.

you'll definitely love lawstude's blog.

>hi marites, ganun ka ganda ang pinas. kailangan lang talaga bumyahe para makita ito.

>hi kat, i agree. amazing how the waves and the plates worked to form this huge flat rock.

SandyCarlson said...

That looks like a wonderful place to explore. There are flat rocks around here, too, though they are not as grand. It's fun to walk along them and study what goes on in the sand and the crevices when the tide is out.

Nanaybelen said...

nakakamangha talaga dong. Buti ka pa nakikita mo lahat ito.
Blessed na blessed talaga ang 'pinas

Leoj said...

dong, tama ka idadaan nga namin sa biyahe. may maisusuggest ka ba? mag-eemail ako dun sa email ad na binigay mo. hope to get a reply fron you sa email. salamat.

aiLee920 said...

cool..... ngaun ko lang nakita yan ah... meon pala nian dito sa ating bansa.... hehehh:D

REDLAN said...

Kung hindi ko lang nabasa akalain ko na parang el niƱo na lupa. hala snakes, hindi a takot si manny sa ahas at lumangoy pa siya dun sa rock formation swimming pool. hehehe ito yung pinakamalawak na seashore na nakita ko. dito alng sa dong ho eskapo.

yung header ko sa guimaras yun, tama ka. pero walang price. joke. at talagang busy ako ngayon pero i can't leave blogging. am tired of work, but i need to work. I want to leave blogging but I love blogging. kaya hindi april's fool yun hehehe.

Lionheart : Richard the Adventurer said...

Nice talaga ang shots mo Kuya Dom!

Hehe!

Invite sana kita pero may pupuntahan ka pala this Holy week... Hehe :) Ingats!

EastCoastLife said...

Interesting. That's a huge area of barren space.

PUSANG-gala said...

wow---this rock is supposed to be ordinary --but since it's flat and it's vast----that makes it beautiful and indeed---beyond ordinary.....

Lawstude said...

ang ganda talaga jan dom. salamat sa pag-imbita. the best talaga yung experience lalo na yung makita natin yung unti-unti paglubog ng bonsai island na ito.

until the next trip.

Sidney said...

Very strange rock formations... did you see some see snakes?

-ellesig- said...

parang likod ni the thing! :)

i hate snakes!

alicesg said...

Wow it is really amazing to see these rocks during low tide. Can you imagine what is right at the bottom of the ocean. You are so lucky to be able to experience so much. Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend.

Carver said...

The flat rocks are so interesting and beautiful. Great shots!

KRIS JASPER said...

Nice feature Dong! Thanks for sharing!

And what a coincidence, both of us talked about snakes in our current posts!

Dylan Dimaubusan said...

Eto ang nature-al art. Parang nung ancient times pa to ah.. ahaha! but it's looks nice, a bit unusual but it's wonderful!

Photo Cache said...

I wonder if the landscape was caused by a volcanic eruption. Is there a nearby volcano?

Chyng said...

sinong maysabe na nde magandang view ang low tide after this?

woohoo! amzing!

JM said...

These type of rocks is amazing! We have a lot of those here too.

Joy said...

Those are very interesting rock formations! I like!

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bluedreamer27 said...

hey thats an amazing rock formation
i havent seen something like that in my entire life
hoping someday i will get a chance hehe
thanks for dropping by at my site i certainly appreciate it
i just pput your link in my roll men so i can visit you here again
have a great day and happy blogging

baboon^albino said...

ahaks donG...there would be no reason to go to the mangroves at night,right?hehehe...it's sound fishy and wierd at the same time...ahaks.LOL.ahaks again...

Pietro said...

Very nice and interesting rocks formations. There is not much green but however the landscape is very attractive.

carlotta said...

amazing landscape! =)

Bengbeng said...

an amazing landscape. awesome

bluedreamer27 said...

hello just dropping by again
have a great weekend

Twin said...

galing, you kinda "discovered" the place...nice setting for a movie

Dennis Villegas said...

Beautiful landscape photography, Dong! Thanks for letting us know so many things.

Allen Yuarata said...

parang weathered highway lang. haha. cool!

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

bato pala yun! kala ko putikan sa malayo!

hectic capiznon blogger said...

Wow. San pala yan? ang ganda naman. So nice talaga.

atticus said...

winner ito. makes me want to go there soon.

L.Reis said...

I've shown your blog to some friends of mine...trying to convince them that there are places where we ought to go :) Thanks for helping me convincing them. :D
(I loved the shapes and textures that you've captured in this last series)

sheng said...

Dom, alam ko na name mo, hehehe. Last Friday kasi, Allan of Lantaw went home here sa gensan; he told me ur real name. and we got to meet each other in the mall and met at a nice resto afterwards, they decided of shooting the sunrise at a certain place, however, come 4am the following day, umulan, nyahaha, no sunshine! So i guess when you are here, you could also meet some photobloggers here to shoot the sunshine?

Hi! I'm Grace said...

This is fantastic, Dong. If you have been to Surigao City, Mabua Beach, they have different kind of stones, too. The handiworks of God are really wonderful.

Raft3r said...

guess what?!

im going here sa black saturday
sana i get to see some sea snakes
yahoo!

happy sunday, dong!

BlogusVox said...

Those rock formation is similar to that in Hawaii. I think those are previously molten rocks. If there is a volcano (dead or living) near by then that will explain that formation.

donG, kasama mo ba si Lawstude na pumunta dyan?

Skippyheart said...

interesting place. ngayon lang ako naka-kita ng ganyan.

btw, re: your comment sa site ko--no plans for now to go back home, pero if ever man ay sana ma meet na kita :) Have a blessed Holy Week ahead dong. TC

bluedreamer27 said...

hello just dropping by here again
i just want to greet you a happy palm sunday
have a great day and happy blogging

acey said...

those are cool rocks! :D

chubskulit said...

Oh my that's gorgeous to look at....

john said...

Oh wow, at first I thought it was some soil that suffered from drout hehehe... Very beautiful!

ryliej said...

Another amazing creation of God, thanks for sharing Dong..

misty said...

katakot naman ng snakes hehehe..

We have some rocks like that in Donsol but not a lot..

pacu said...

i wish i can travel much like you.

uncleawang said...

I wish I can travel & shot many beautiful place like you.
Have a nice day.

Exam Philippines said...

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dave said...

can't wait to graduate and travel... heheh...

nirevive ko na ang blog ko kuya.. petty stuff..hehe

Justkyut said...

Hello po! parang natuyuan ako ng lalamunan pagkakita sa mga photos. heehehe..

hindi ko po ma gets ung sinabi mo po dun sa post ko na "my BFF says". ano po ibig mong sabihin?

hindi ka po ba pupunta ng pampanga for the holy week? paki reply na lang po sa blog ko. ingat po lagi

Shionge said...

That's a big piece of flat rock there after low tide Dong and it seems so desserted too, very nice shot there :D

The Islander said...

ganun pa din, kagaya ng comment ko kay lawstude... sayang at mas nauna akong magsiargao kesa makita ang post nyo ng cagbalete. di ko tuloy maappreciate. *yabang* hehehe.

our flat reefs in pilar that etched the natural pool is way better than those. plus the experience of a face to face close encounter with the big waves..

imbitahan ko nalang kayo. please visit siargao... you wont regret it.

bing said...

are you with lawstude when you went to cagbalete? this is a unique take.

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are wonderful shots. Those rock formations are very interesting.

bw said...

that's pretty interesting rock formation. It looked like small sand dunes to me the first time I saw the picture.

Joe Narvaez said...

Wonderful! Astig ang rock formation.

bluedreamer27 said...

hello there just dropping by here again
have a great day and happy blogging

ALiNe said...

Parang scary naman yung flat rocks, but it's nice though....kakaiba!

Ax said...

kuya dong, ikaw na talaga ang idol ko sa adventure!

pwede pala ako sa iyo magtanong kung saan maganda pumunta ano! hehe.

ikaw na talaga ang pagtatanungan ko kung gustong mag adventure ng mga kaibigan ko!

JayAshKal said...

Great shots of these seascapes... this is the first time I heard of Cagbalete... great that I learn something about the islands.

sendzki said...

nakakainlab ang lugar :X :X great

Donald Serrano said...

wow! ang ganda naman ng lugar na yan! :)

Donald Serrano said...

wow! ang ganda naman ng lugar na yan! :)

backpacking philippines said...

nice, unspoilt place like i expected it to be...nicer if i was there with you guys :(

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