Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Chasing Summer

What is summer without a vacation? Summer ended so fast, like we almost totally forgot about it. In our last ditch to enjoy this year’s summer, we headed to a volcanic island somewhere in Mindanao.


Can you guess where that place is? From a distance, the island is really a breathtaking sight. I’d been to the place once. But it was because of work that I was there. Duh! Work gets into pleasure. But believe me, I had no intention of enjoying the place then, because of an unfinished work, and the lack of financial resources. I only had my traveling allowance.

Now that I’ve carefully scheduled the trip, some delays in the shipping lines almost aborted our plans. I was already in Mindanao because I took the Manila-CDO flight. But my companions were stuck in the delayed ship from Cebu.

Good thing everything went well despite the unexpected delay. It took us only a day to roam the island’s famous places. And we also took a dip at clear water of some sand bar. I really wondered where in the world did they get the fine white sand in the islet. Every place else around the main island have dark brown sand.



See, at this white island, every clear day is summer.


17 comments:

niceheart said...

Lovely shots. I like the white sands. I don't think I've ever been to a beach with white sand.

Ferdz said...

Beautiful! This is Camiguin right? I haven't been there but I plan to visit the place sometime this year. Finally! a well relaxed vacation

vernaloo said...

those are really great shots Lazarus :) you're like a pro! or pro ka talaga? heheh

Anyway you're right. Time flies. When it was flaming hot I complained about it. Now that the weather is almost always gloomy I feel melancholic naman..hayy

julai said...

I think the view is in Camiguin,right??kasi may white island..ahehe..been there for a field trip during my college days.it's really a nice place.i like the white island and Katibawasan falls and the hot and cold srpings as well.

carey said...

i really can't guess....so i have to go to that place soon. and yeah, summer's gone, and i haven't been to any beaches coz of my busy sked. :( sirit na uy...asa man na ba?

MISYEL said...

cool shots and nice island! summer is over at your end but here it's just started :)

Lazarus said...

niceheart, i took the first pic using my camphone, but a friend took the second one using a dslr. The place is really amazing.

Ferdz, you're right. It is camiguin. I took a shot at the island while on the ferryboat.

Verns, pro-pro lang. ha ha.

lazarus said...

julai, medyo frustrating yung sa ardent. I was expecting a really hot spring. But sulit talaga yung sa white island kahit two hours lang kami dun.

carey, sa camiguin lang ni. adto na dali. he he.

misyel, summer is over in this part of the world. I guess, at your part of the world, the beaches are very far.

CM said...

wow, very nice island! im sure you had fun there! :)

zherwin said...

ahh, camiguin! isa sa mga pinapantasya kong mapuntahan... kainggit! with island such as this, the philippines is really beautiful.

ganda ng shots ha. :)

tin-tin said...

i will guess where this is. camiguin? volcanic island ang camiguin diba? tapos white sand. tapos cdo flight.. so camiguin? :)

SexyMom said...

tell me, tell me! where is that?

the nearest i have seen a similar scene (1st picture) is the tip of mt everest on my way to bhutan (by royal druk air).

your pictures are post card perfect.

Annamanila said...

How nice that you were able to chase summer and catch it in this beautiful island. I'd say Camiguin, right? We were in Davao once for a conference and we were supposed to go to camiguin by bus the following morning. But since I was head rapporteur I really worked late and my colleagues didnt have the heart to wake me. So ... i miss camiguin. Will try to catch up with it soon ... before i take that vacation in the you know where.

lazarus said...

CM, we really had fun in the white island. i want to go back to that place someday. we should have spent the whole day on the beach lang.

zherwin, dali lang ang pagpunta sa camiguin. ride a plane to CDO. then take a bus to balingoan. then a ferry ride to camiguin. pag cagayan ka na, kasya na yang 3k per head, inclusive of the overnight stay in camiguin for 4 persons.

lazarus said...

tin-tin, camiguin nga to! super enjoy kami sa white island.

sexymom, it's the beautiful island of camiguin. You should visit the place before the volcanoes start erupting. he he

annamanila, naku sayang di ka nakapunta ng camiguin. puntahan mo na dali.

bokbok said...

napakagandang sand, at napakalinaw na tubig. ay ang ganda talaga sa lugar na yan.

bokbok said...

napakagandang sand, at napakalinaw na tubig. ay ang ganda talaga sa lugar na yan.