Saturday, March 23, 2013

Coron: Ang pagbabalik

And I'm back to blogging. Too much drama on the last post. hihi! Forgive me for sharing some personal issues there. Just have to let it out and pay tribute to my beloved aunt. Anyway, I'm back to being a "travel blogger". Few asked me to blog again. I'm flattered that they want my blog. It's  a pleasure for me to write for them. Talaga namang makopa cheeks is ON. (actually mga pinsan ko lang naman yun. lol!)

At dahil gusto niyo, ib-blog ko rin kung anong feel ko. hehehe! Coron again. Ginusto niyo yan e. Magdusa kayo. Chos! I could never get tired of going back to this place. Sayang ang picture kung hindi ippublish. Hindi ko rin naman ipapa-develop to no. hmp!
 
Nasabi ko na before that it was an accidental solo trip. My friend failed to board at naiwan akong luhaan. Bigo. Gutom. Siya ang may pakana ng lahat ng to kaya hindi ako nag-allot ng budget sa pagaakalang malilibre ako. Fail.
 

Take the window side
Nakita ko na naman ang charming aerial view (at ginoogle ko pa ang spelling ng aerial. bakit ba ang hirap niya?)

Kaya ako pumayag na bumalik dun ay dahil lang naman sa Lusong Coral Garden at Sunken WWII shipwrecks. Dukha ako nun. I can't afford to pay a touristy outrigger boat parked near the docking area. Ang memory ng camera ko, hindi basta basta mauubos. Pero ang pera ko, konting konti na lang!

I was so lucky that day to find this cute boat docked near my lodging place. There were 3 kids inside.. about 9, 10 and 16 years old. I asked them if I could rent their boat para dalhin ako sa nawawala kong kaharian. lol! Fortunately, their house, which is in Apo Island (yes may Apo Island din sa Coron) is just a few minutes away from Lusong. They asked me to just pay P500.00 for the gasoline instead. I gladly accepted it.

Wag mangamba, de motor yan
 
Apo Island

Naka-side trip pa tuloy ako sa Apo Island ng di oras. May small community na dun. The kids introduced me to their parents. Nahiya nga ako at wala man lang akong bitbit. hihih! Sarili ko lang talaga. They asked me if it's ok to go there first because they need to do some errands then they'd go with me after. May choice ba ko? Malay kong mag paandar nun. Alangan naman sagwanin kong mag isa yun no. Natural papayag ako. hahah! Biro lang. They'd been good to me even for a short period of time. Ako naman ang humihingi ng pabor e. Waiting a little bit won't hurt. And I tell you... it's worth  it.
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Presenting my favorite part of Coron, the Underwater World.

glad to see you again





 It was overwhelming.. I can't see any damaged coral at all. Spell W-E-L-L P-R-E-S-E-R-V-E-D.








♫ pasulyap sulyap ka kunwari.. patingin tingin sa akin ♫
 



I intended to leave the other captions blank. Words are not enough to describe it anyway.


Now you know why I keep coming back to Coron. hihihi! Few meters from the Coral Garden, you can see Lusong Gunboat. I wasn't able to take a picture of Lusong the first time I went to Coron because I don't have an underwater camera yet. Now I can brag about it. hahahah!

You don't need to dive as it rests on shallow water. Creepy as ever. Kung anong naramdaman ko nun, it doesn't change at all. Pakiramdam ko pa rin may naka-abang na hapon sa ilalim at handa akong hilahin. lol! I always panic whenever I feel like I was on the deeper part. Hindi naman kasi ako makahawak sa bakal na yan no. Hindi ko alam kung anong kamandag ng tetano ang aabutin ko pag nasugatan ako niyan.

near the surface
The boat is huge and surprisingly you can still see it's form kahit ang tagal na niya dun. Hindi ata kayang chop chopin ng magbabakal. hahaha! Mahirap din siyang icapture ng buo. To give you an overview on how it looks like, ganito siya. During low tide, you can see the tip where Jack and Rose kissed which later on lead the boat to sink. Chos! hahah! Nanette Imbentor?

source


 
the deeper part
 
And I saw a lion fish.. sorry for the blurry shot. Na-excite kasi masyado. hahah!

Sila na ang pila pila..
I don't think I can do that without any protection at all. Sabi ko nga, hindi ko alam ang bangis ng tetano.

thousands of species underneath


We're supposed to go to another shipwreck, which is Sangat, but the kids told me it would be difficult for us to go home without the sunlight. It's nearly 4PM when we left Lusong. Well, they know better. hihih! Hindi rin maganda ang camera ko sa dilim. At ayoko rin mag swimming sa ibabaw ng shipwreck ng gabi. No way! hahah!

glad to meet you claudine, nonoy, and jan jan. Til we meet again
We parted ways near Coron Reef Pension. I love their company. Feeling bagets din ako. They must've been sick of the view of Lusong and Coral Garden but they still insisted to go with me. As in all of them. I can't thank them enough. Pagbalik ko daw dadalhin pa nila ako sa ibang magandang lugar dun (the perks of traveling alone. hehehe!) I promised myself to treat them when I get back to Coron. hay kelan kaya yun.. ahem! sponsor please..
 
Hay sa wakas at may update na ko. As of this time wala pa rin akong lakad ng Holy week. nakakainis. Next week na yun e. Pero mag aasikaso ako ng passport. Baka mainggit ako sa mga aalis sa linggong yun at maisip kong mag travel abroad. lol!  Nalunod kasi siya nung Ondoy. Sa kasamaang palad e tinapon siya ng nanay ko. Ang bantot na daw. Dapat pala hindi tinatapon yun kahit gano pa kadugyot. Ang dami ko tuloy requirement na dapat kunin. O sha... Tingloy, Batangas up next.  Ciao!







14 comments:

Micamyx|Senyorita said...

Kagagaling ko lang din ng Coron hehe at masaya mag-snorkel morkel sa Coral Garden. Napadpad din kami sa Shipwreck at ang tetano possibilities din ang naiiisip ko lol. Medyo gloomy na nung napunta kami dun (galing kami ng Calauit and other islands pa). I can't swim, pero may life vest naman hehe niloloko pa ako ng mga bangkero na mag-hi daw ako sa kapitan ng barko. amf.

Kung sa Manila ka lang ng holyweek, kita tayo haha

Jongster said...
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chyng said...

my heart never fails to pound whenever i see coron underwater pics. yes english. hehehe

sana makabalik din ako ng coron, ng libre. hihi

oy sama ko jan mica!!

Jeng said...

panalo talaga ang Coron! ganda ng kuha mo 'car :)

and i'm glad you're back to blogging ;)

marxtermind said...

Nasugatan ako ng konti sa shipwreck na yan si kuya kasi nagigitgit na pla ako sa gilid ayon tumama ako. Hehehe.

Wala naman tetano. Lol!

Sama ako sa Coron (ulit) at hanapin natin ang nawawala mong kaharian :p

blissfulguro said...

at andito rin ako sa manila :)

Gay @ Pinay Travel Junkie said...

Ang memory ng camera ko, hindi basta basta mauubos. Pero ang pera ko, konting konti na lang! - HAHAHA! Di ako makaget over.

Happy Philippines said...

ang ganda ng underwater photos! kainggit! hanggang ngayon d pa ako nagagae sa Coron, my invite ako last year pero d ko naasiakaso. lol

Phioxee said...

hahaha naenjoy naman ako sa narration mo. at ikaw lang talaga mag isa sa isang kaharian ng tubig ng coron? at ang mura naman ng bangka 500.00 lang talaga?

JeffZ said...

Sama ako sa iyong pagbabalik ng makita ko rin ng personal ang underwaterworld ng Coron! :) pero dapat seat sale ah.. hehe :)

Roaming Couple said...

Curious sorry naka tablet hehe

Pondering Paodaolei said...

Og my gulay! coron should be part of my next Palawan trip! :-D

Gabz said...

Wow! Ikaw na ang naka 3 times ang punta sa Coron! :) Astig yung ni-rent mo na boat. Hindi ako nakapunta ng Lusong last time. Sa Sangat Island kami dinala nung hindi kami natuloy ng Malcapuya. Pero d rin kami nakapag-snorkel doon.

Anonymous said...

superbs ang blog mo mam.. I like the way you wrote it... I love coron but until hindi ako maka kuha ng seat sale papunta busuanga