Tuesday, May 12, 2009
"there's a more private beach on the other side of the island. bring them there". those were the words given by the banca owner to our guide when we left Marinduque's coast.we left the pebble beach of Gaspar to continue with our island trip. this gave us a view of the whole island which is greatly covered with green plants.Gaspar island is a huge rock island over a crystal clear water of Tablas straight. we were slowly moving following the island's coast giving me the opportunity to take photos. water was relatively calm that time.the different rock formations are similar to the ones i've seen in hundred islands in Pangasinan. matched with a very tempting Cyan colored waters, i should say that snorkeling is good there.the island of Gaspar is considered as a marine preserved monitored and governed by a community. so expect fishes and other sea creatures roaming around the island.as we went farther, we sense isolation, as the big island of Marinduque was not visible on that side. mossy boulders and huge rocks came to view.we were now on the Southern part of the island where small beach coast came to sight. we saw a group staying in its beach. their boat was docked on one end. our guide says, that we'll be docking on another area.this island has caves which the locals already explored and found some ancient trading and ceramic plates and jars. which reveals that long before, this island became home to traders.we continued to move until we reach a huge rock which seems to be hiding something. our guide tells us that we'll dock behind that rock. a small beach with white sand revealed to us. a perfect place to unwind after a busy Moriones day. it was indeed a beautiful isolated beach side.one can explore by walking over rocks that lead to the other nearby beach of the island's Southern part. some rocks are sharp making rock climbing riskier.there are shaded areas where one can read a book or just enjoy the horizon. it was definitely the best hidden side of this island. we stayed there for a good amount of time until my travel friend Nadz turned tan. we left the island just in time for lunch back to the town of Gasan.