Tuesday, June 22, 2010

trekking tinago hills - calaguas

it's not unusual for me to wake up as early as 4:30am when i'm traveling. there's just two reasons why. one to see the beautiful sunrise and two to see the locals doing their usual early morning routine. during my first trip in the island, i opened the idea to the group of them joining me to climb a hill and capture the early morning rays. quite a surprise that five out of seven made a yes.it was so dark that we can't find a way up the hill that i wanted to climb. we had to change our route moving towards the village. from there, one local who was up that early showed us a way up to another hill.this time there's a path up which made us pursue even more. but as we were going up one hill, another hill comes into view. nobody gave up since we've been walking for an hour already. a great view of the sunset can be ahead of us. we crossed path with some cows, carabaos and a tree full of crows. what a surprise to see no houses on these hills. either the hills is owned by someone or it's just that it's too far from the central village.just as we reach the peak of one hill, again another hill comes into view yet it still hides the view of the rising sun. one thing that kept us from walking was the beautiful grassy hills. we were like in Gulugod hill in Batangas. from one of the peaks, a great view of Mangkawayan village, Tinaga island's central village. located opposite shoreline of Mahabang Buhangin. from here, we can feel that there's one last hill to trek for a peek of the sun.we went farther up and reached the peak just in time for the sun's display of its rays. took a lot of silhouette jump shots and took a time seeing the sea that connects to Pacific ocean. more beach shorelines can be viewed from there. next to the beaches... i should say that the hills of this island gives it a great character. which simply meant that there's more to explore in Calaguas beyond beautiful beaches.

34 comments:

Luna Miranda said...

love the rolling hills...parang ang sarap magpagulong-gulong.:D i also wake up early when i travel only because everybody's waking me up!!

Theonoski said...

love the last pic!sayang hindi ako nakasama sa calaguas.

fufu said...

nice jumping :) and what a peaceful hills

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

Those lovely barren hills must have been through a lot of typhoons!
I really like the dramatic silhouettes in your jump shots.

alicesg said...

Wow it really looked so dark and with no streets lights, I will be real scare..lol. Oh I love the last photo, looked so good.

pusang kalye said...

ang galing ng pangalan. parang may tinatago. hehe

nung nakita ko yung dalawang baka don sa isang pic nalala ko ang Batanes.....sabay---panu naka-akyat yang mga bakang yan dyan?hehe

lhez027 said...

nakapunta na ako dyan last summer...during election for the testing of PCOS machine..really great..teacher dyan cousin ko e...sa dagat ang byahe namin..super saya!!i shall return calaguas..!mabuhay camarines norte..next trip nyong puntahan ang mga island sa mercedes C.N...the best din po!

gillboard said...

reminds me on new zealand. sigh.

docgelo said...

ang aga ng trek!
nice jump shot!
...the hills are alive! hehe...

Photo Cache said...

love the rolling hills. i bet the hills were misty too at that time of the day. i can never get up early enough to see the sunrise when i'm on holiday.

Pietro said...

It's so nice to climb those hills and walk in those landscapes so close to nature. I enjoy the whole beautiful series of images!

KRIS JASPER said...

the changing of colours from dark, to being bright, then getting gloomy is really nice.

I remember when I was in Germany, I woke up really early just to be in this bakeshop coz aunt said their bread tastes different when freshly taken off the oven... But unfortunately on that day they were closed. LOL! I didnt bother to wake early since.

beero said...

wow ganda ng hills. sarap nga magtrek dun kuya dong. mas lalo akong nainggit sa trip nyo sa calaguas. i could have joined kung wala akong ibang lakad nun saka kung may saktong budget. hehe

Chyng said...

ang ganda ng Pinas! kaya kalokohan yung phrase na "parang wala sa pinas!"

SandyCarlson said...

These are wonderful. I love that silhouette shot. It is full of joy.

nanaybelen said...

ang ganda naman ang hill at maluwang. Suwerte and may ari. pwedeng gawin pang cattle farm o rancho

eunice said...

haloo! the jump shot is a winning one! cool so nice! I like this place, beautiful landscape! I'm one lazy bum who dun get up before sunrise.. I only sleep before twilight lol

jeanny said...

i love all the photos lalo na yung last one, carefree and happy!

witsandnuts said...

The last pic was very cheerful! Ang ganda ng effect.

Ria Jose said...

I don't like trekking but this seems like and easy path. Parang ang sarap tumakbo sa hills. :) And the view is so nice.

Changed themes, huh? Nice! :)

Bengbeng said...

wow i love the last shot

lawstude said...

namiss ko yan hehe. tamad kasi maglakad. next time.

nuts said...

sarap mag-emo dyan, parang sarap mag inhale..exhale..inhale..exhale..

alicesg said...

You have to visit my blog today for photos of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Next time when you visit Singapore, you can go there and take lots of photos. :) Thanks for all your comments in my Singapore blog and my travel blog. Have a nice weekend.

the donG said...

>hi luna, tamang tama. walang katapusang gulong pwede mong gawin dun.

>theo, kung kasama ka malamang jumpshot mo yan.

>fufu, this island is one of the top spot i recommend when youll be here.

>nomadic, yes it did fo sure because this is part of the typhoon route and it's connected to pacific ocean.

>hi alicesg, you'll defintely feel that. so a good flashlight will help.

>pusangkalye, hahaha... may pagka batanes nga yung ibang area. kakatuwa din mga baka kasi sobrang dami ng kakainin nila.

>hi lhez, wow! you're fortunate enough to get to see it too. ill try to check mercedes. sounds so good.

>gillboard, really? wow.

>docgelo, pag sumama ka sa byahe ko... malamang gigisingin talaga kita ng ganun ka aga.

>hi photocache, it wasnt that misty when we were there maybe because it was summer. but i bet it is during the rainy season.

when you join me... you'll do it for sure.

>pietro, that's why i envy your mountains too.

>kj, hahaha... come back to the philippines and i'll change the bad idea of waking up early.

>beero, babalik pa naman ako dun. kaya wag kang magabala. ipon ka na.

>hi chyng, i agree!

>hi sandy, thanks!

>nanaybelen, kailangan niya ng maraming maraming hayop niyan. lol

>hi eunice, let's see when you visit the philippines. i bet you will do it.

>hi jeanny, thanks!

>hi witsandnuts, thanks!

>hi ria, trek was tiring but i think you can make it.

yes i did. experimenting things for a big change.

>bengbeng, thanks!

>lawstude, tama. naiwan ka nga pala nito.

>hi nuts, hindi ko naisip yan at buti na lang hindi ako emo.

>hi alicesg, i will. thanks!

Hilda said...

That last shot just made me laugh. Worth the trek? ;)

Raft3r said...

the 1st photo is my favorite
awesome shot

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bobby said...

beautiful, beautiful, interesting ... that's no good at these places .. I like that.

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I like it, and I'm sure everyone would like to place this good, I was eager to visit it for the sake of my family happy.

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