Tuesday, September 29, 2009
we were supposed to visit the islands of Hermana Mayor and Hermana Menor in the Southern part of Dasol, but according to our guide, these are private islands that we cannot easily enter the area.so we made our last stop, which was in the same coast of Dasol, the Balinmanok shoreline. a more isolated beach just East of Tambobong and Osmena. a mere 15minute boat ride from Colibra island.this part of Dasol gives a more private feel since there are very few houses along the beach. we didn't notice any resort there either. rock formations and a small cave can be seen on the western side of the coast.but what makes Balinmanok attractive, is the semi-submerged wooden boat wreck just near its coastline. a site where one can actually dive and snorkel around, but unlucky as we are, it was a sea grass season. not really advisable to snorkel.still the perfect time to visit Dasol would be on a summer where one can actually expect crystal clear waters. but for beach explorers, still this place would be a good stop on a sunny day. to go to Dasol, it is not recommended to commute because there's an hour long ride of rough road. we don't recommend that you bring a car either as it can be torturous, best would be to bring an SUV and travel time from Manila would be around 6-7hours. special thanks to Nadz for allowing me to use his camera.