Friday, June 18, 2010
Mahabang Buhangin beach is not Calaguas. it is just among the most beautiful shoreline of Tinaga island. this island is also the largest in the Calaguas group of Camarines Norte. on my second trip here, we had enough time that i invited the group to an island closest to the central beach area. we rented a smaller boat since it's a short boat trip just about ten minutes. i actually think one can cross the island by swimming from the Northern side of Mahabang Buhangin.large rock formations shapes this island's coast and the sand that it holds. sand here are not as fine as the one in the central beach but one can easily find shells of sorts. but there's a part here where the rocks seem to have surrounded and hold the sand forming a good spot for camping.it made me wonder why the locals didn't gather the shells much, maybe because of its abundance in the many islands of Calaguas. it is quite common to see barnacles strongly attached on rocks which submerges during low tide on erosive areas.this uninhabited island is home to many crustaceans. though not big enough for land dwelling animals, shell picking or plain photo pose makes it a good stop.