Wednesday, September 9, 2009

tanduyong island tondol

we already crossed meters aways from the Tondol shoreline but as we got closer, water reached our shoulders. we decided to go back and rent a boat instead to cross to the island.
on the right side of the beach shore is the small island of Tanduyong. a mere twenty to thirty minute walk will get us there according to the locals. from afar one can get so excited seeing the white sand beach glowing under the noon time sun.five of us decided to cross as we noticed that the water level under our knees extends meters and meters away from the beach of Tondol. in one area along the way, groups of starfish can be seen and one can't avoid not stepping them because of its great number.we were supposed to cross to the nearby island of Tanduyong easily but we were wrong. it was noon time and the water level was rising. we decided to go back but a boat man recommended us a different route.a route that allowed us to avoid the vast sea grass area, where there's danger of stepping over sea urchins. finally we found the right path and crossed the waters and reached the island.an island so big for one nipa house, which was the only structure that survived the typhoon. a family lives there and even welcomed us with their smile. took a short rest and decided to roam the island.the Northern portion of the island has coconut trees in one group as if they were intentionally fixed to a certain area. the sand in the island was not as fine as that of Tondol shoreline but pebbles and shells were quite abundant. on the other side, more pebbles and sea grass are quite noticeable. one can enjoy shell picking in this island. on the central rear area, a long stretch of sand surprised us. but the water was filled with sea grass. definitely not a nice place for snorkeling.i was more surprised when we had the chance to meet the family staying in the hut and the mother gave me a pair of shell with a smile. a gratitude for visiting their island. a symbol of what Filipinos are truly known for. genuine hospitality. up next, Tondol beach during low tide.

25 comments:

Lalaine said...

saan yang tondol? :D ganda talaga ng kuha mo. sa susunod sama ka naman ng tao sa mga pictures :D

gillboard said...

parang deserted yung place. probably nice for a quiet retreat but not really for really summery beach stuff...

Allen Yuarata said...

eto yung hometown ni kuya ton diba?

may mga resorts ba jan sir dong? any tips? naghahanap kasi mga barkada ko ng magandang getaway sa sembreak. hehe

Photo Cache said...

pag low tide cguro kayang kayang lakarin yan di ba?

Chyng said...

wow, answeet ng family. nagiging mas memorable yung lugar pag may ganyang experience. ;D

SandyCarlson said...

That water is incredibly clear and beautiful.

alicesg said...

Very beautiful island and the water is so crystal clear and beautiful too. The boatman is so honest to let you all know an alternative route to cross the island.

aiLee920 said...

wow, i love the crystal clear water... nice... do you know that because of my co-bloggers na nagppost nga mga beaches, mas naeenjoy ko sila ngaun, pero auko pa ren sa beach kung actual na... haaha

not a beach person tlga... hahaha pwede pala, kung gabi.... then maraming stars!!! woohoo!!!

luna miranda said...

wow, your photo of the surviving kubo is spectacular! 'kala ko pwedeng lakarin from island to island. no pictures of sea urchin? masarap yon na sashimi.:P

Hi! I'm Grace said...

It is so nice to be back here in your blog, Dong. Somehow, na-busy kasi ako.
Anyway, these photos are really awesome. The water reminds me when I was in one of the beautiful island of Surigao. :)
Thanks for sharing these picture to us, Dong.

witsandnuts said...

Ibang klase talaga ang hospitality ng mga Pinoy. Mas narealize ko yan nung nagpunta na ako dito.

_ice_ said...

ganda.. san yan banda?

KRIS JASPER said...

Imagine your surprise if you entered that ONLY nipa hut of that island and they actually have Wii, cable and Internet connection?

Rico said...

Galing nun ah! Pwede mag island hop. Beautiful.

dodong flores said...

Beautiful place! It's more than a paradise for me!

fufu said...

damn...i wanna take off my clothes now... but wait...i gotta get my trunks first... lol

Dennis Villegas said...

Really beautiful and seemed a very rustic and quiet place! Where are the people?

Marites said...

love the place, love the pics..this is really nice:)

nuts said...

sarap magrelax! i remember Quezon in this post, only one nipa hut in an island. siguro when the time comes na kelangan ko time to find myself, punta ako dyan. lol

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

Must be very idyllic for those of us stressed out with city life. Is that island owned by the family who lives there or are they the caretakers?

flor said...

favorite part ko dyan yung mababang water sa shoreline na clear pa.pwedeng maglakad. hay..parang scene sa pelikula hahaha

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Raft3r said...

when were these taken?
para kasing wala pang bagyo, eh
gusto dyan
maaraw
hehe

sendzki said...

ganda!

PUSANG-gala said...

bilib nako sayo Dom--mas nafeature mo ang islang to kesa sakin---hehe

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