Saturday, September 26, 2009

colibra island dasol pangasinan

after a cloudy and rainy night in Dasol, it was time that we went island hopping. our laughs as shared with the kapitana, the barangay captain there, continued while we were embarking our banca.our first stop was Colibra island which can be seen from Tambobong's shoreline. and like Tanduyong island in Tondol, one can see trees over the surrounding sands even from afar. a short fifteen minute boat ride brought us there.an islet too big for us since we were just five in the group yet too small when one begins exploring. the side facing the Dasol coastline has a vast expanse of sand where one can run or just sun bathe. but as like one would appreciate the sand, i appreciate the rocks formed by the raging waves of China sea in this island. since this side faces west, a shade from the rising sun behind the sandy walls was a perfect retreat.the usual island flora of mangroves and coconut trees occupies the middle portion of the island. not much to see, yet the shade that it provides to the island is good enough. i prefer a shade like this over cottages.bringing with me a pair of goggles and snorkels, we took a dip on its clear waters. yet it was very disappointing that it like there was no fishes. knowing that it's a remote island yet fishes did not abound.my theory was it's either over fishing or we were just there out of season. there's not much to see in this island, so much like Potipot island in Zambales. it's just best for the beach bums who wants to enjoy the sun and the sands.next stop is the Balinmanoc coast and the wooden boat wreck.

31 comments:

I am Xprosaic said...

Ang cute! paradise na paradise ang dating... jejejjejeje

base! jijijiji

engel said...

ang ganda ng island!!! more pics please...

Andy said...

It bothers me that you weren't able to see fishes there. I agree, I think overfishing is the culprit.

fjordz said...

coolness! hindi pa ako nakakarating dito.. mukhang refreshing tingnan!

nga pala, pa-update naman po ng URL ko sa blog niyo >> http://hiraya.net thanks po!

Layrayski said...

the beach! its so beautiful. raw and beautiful. love that twig photo, dong.

bertN said...

Sino ang may-ari ng Colibra Island?

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

Undeveloped islands excite me. They really conjure images of a tropical paradise. I hope it stays that way.

Borneo Falcon said...

Nice rock formation. Remind me of a beach here

Photo Cache said...

i wonder if you could stay overnight there?

Pietro said...

Beautiful places indeed!
I like the islet, so picturesque!

-ellesig- said...

i hope its not over fishing.

it looks so peaceful.

Sidney said...

Another beautiful place... I wonder why you come back to Manila... ;-)

ace said...

so nice!

.pOot! said...

wowowowow!

beach. beach. beach.

ang ganda nung view. nakapunta na ako sa pangasinan once for a family outing.di ko alam yung place. pero ang ganda din :)

daan ka naman po sa blog ko.

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

ang galing pards, di ako magtataka na isa ang eskapo para finalist for best travel blog ng PBA2009.

Raft3r said...

ang sarap
ganda tigna ng island from afar
that is one of my fave photos sa post na ire

dong, btw, kamusta dyan?
baha ba?
i pray you and your loved ones are safe and dry

Pacey said...

Magnificent beach, you always bring us the most beautiful beaches in our country. BTW, the photo you asked where it was taken was in White Island in Camiguin.

kamote said...

makes me want to go there. There are a lot of shells to pick up at the shore.

luna miranda said...

it's a paradise! but no fish? that's weird! love the shots, excellent!

fufu said...

hey brother... i am heading off to germany sooner... wonder when can i really come back to asia... bet i would miss the beaches here >.< do post more pictures of the nice beaches there in the philippines ok? =p i wanna see

olan said...

dong ho!!!!! hohoho!!!! kumusta? miss reading your blog. been very busy lately tlga. seeing your trips, made me realize na marami na pala ako utang sa travel blog ko kaya heto starting to write again kahit pakonti konti.

Hilda said...

"it's just best for the beach bums who wants to enjoy the sun and the sands"

It's perfect for me then! :)

Bengbeng said...

superb beaches. ur like an ambassador of the Philippines to me. until i came to yr blog all i knew abt yr country was the name Imelda Marcos n that it was onc occupied by the Spanish.

Pacey said...

Hi dong, yeah actually am already working on a page and putting all my flower shots in a gallery, it'll be published soon. You can read my mind eh? :) hahah...thanks for the visit. Have a nice week!

SandyCarlson said...

Thank you for taking me here and reminding me how fragile is our ecosystem.

aiLee920 said...

amazing island!!!! you always capture great shots.... bravo!!!

HOMER said...

ang ganda, mapupuntahan ko din yan! before this year ends sana.. :D anyway, salamat sa dalaw sa site ko, kahit wala nako masyadong naisusulat na with substance talaga haha! mahirap pag sabayin ang school and love life eh hehe! :)

Allen Yuarata said...

lovely shot in a lovely island. bravo!

uncleawang said...

Just don't know what to say main!!!
Wow!!how i wish I'm there enjoy the paradise hahaha..
Thanks.

nuts said...

wow, pwede na ko maiwan sa isla na yan! ganda nga!

Heart of Rachel said...

It's a lovely place but it's sad to think that overfishing might have negatively affected the ecosystem.

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