Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: rest stop


My friends and I have been walking in the forest for about an hour when we found this resting place. It was a welcome sight after hiking through muddy trails, bitten by insects, and a leech fattening itself at my heel. I even slipped once and landed on an undignified heap by a tree stump (my bruised rear is still smarting). Good thing, nobody else had a camera.:D

with our guide cum bodyguard, Harvey

Photos were taken in a Tayabas forest last Sunday. Tayabas is a town in Quezon province, 132 kilometers south of Manila. The road trip took us almost 5 hours from Makati after being lost twice and asking directions from policemen, pedestrians, jeepney drivers and street vendors. But it was so much fun! More photos in the next few days.

S gathering momentum
a slippery trail

Posted for Wordless Wednesday

18 comments:

EastCoastLife said...

Walking through that trail, I would be glad to to see the rest stop. Phew!

Indrani said...

That is lots of adventure!

Dennis Villegas said...

wow ganda naman dyan parang jungle pa. gustong gusto ko yang mga ganyang lugar parang presko at malayo sa sibilisasyon

jams o donnell said...

That must have been a great trek. Happy WW

Sidney said...

Oh... Tayabas... did you drink Lambanog? They have the best one in Tayabas. Mallari is one of the oldest distilleries...

Looks like the jungle... ;-)

MommyOnTop said...

That's one hell of a hike you went through, but I'm sure you enjoyed it. :)

Happy WW! My entry for this is here.

Beth F said...

Wow! That's an adventure!

ces said...

trailing the forest! it's been a long time since i last did this!

Photo Cache said...

That is one healthy way to spend the day. I could imagine the fresh scent of all the greenery.

Lawstude said...

with a trek like that, i won't mind resting for a bit... no make it an hour.

bertN said...

Where was the trail leading to? Those tiny leeches are a terrible annoyance!

the donG said...

that bench! i like that. i can spend an hour just sitting there.

luna miranda said...

hi Sidney! i bought lambanog for pasalubong, my friends had tequila, i had coffee.:D

it was indeed a jungle...i was expecting to see Ka Roger there.:D

luna miranda said...

hello, bertN! i hate leeches, slimy little creatures! the trail led us to a river with rapids.

bernadette said...

i just notice you walk around the rainforest with just shorts and slippers---daring! We would bundle ourselves with a pair of denims, glaoshes and thick socks and hubby would spray the boots with Baygon even---so the leeches won't get to any part of your body unless they're hanging up the branches!

luna miranda said...

hello, bernadette! we were itchy all over after our trek so it was a wrong decision to wear shorts. kaya nga ako nadulas dahil sa slippers na hiniram ko lang, dapat talaga naka rubber shoes. we didn't want mud on our shoes (haha)!

utoysaves said...

talagang welcome to the jungle ang dating!ΓΌ hindi ba malamok sa loob?

luna miranda said...

surprisingly, hindi malamok sa gubat na 'to. pero sabi ng kaibigan ko na may-ari ng property, uso ang malaria dito dati tapos nag-fumigate ang army. since then wala ng lamok. thanks for visiting, bro. utoy!