Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mag-asawang Bato in Padre Burgos - Watery Wednesday

These two tiny rock islets jutting out of sea off the coast of Padre Burgos were visible from the shores of The Tamarind Tree. Approximately 500 meters from the coast, locals call these boulders Mag-Asawang Bato (literally, married rocks). I'm calling them Hiwalay na Bato (literally, separated rocks) because they're about 100 meters from each other. They should be closer if they're married, right? My friend EM mused that it's actually the distance of 100 meters that keeps the marriage alive---yeah, we're still talking about the rocks.:D

During low tide, these rock islets can be reached by foot. I wanted to explore the islets but the low tide happened around 8pm, and it was already dark. These rock islets definitely make the seascape here picturesque.


Mag-asawang Bato---taken from an outrigger boat

early morning at the beach

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15 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Funny about the married rocks. ;-) I was thinking they reminded me of a frog's eyes. Hmmm. I like the idea of married rocks better.

bertN said...

You can walk to the married rocks (same sex ba sila?) during low tide! That's interesting, siguro very gentle yung slope.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Very clever exchange about the married rocks, Miranda! :-D Gorgeous photos!

I've solved my problem and I can comment here now!

Sidney said...

There is a house on one of those two rocks? Must be lonely to live on a rock... and yes they might be too close to call them married rocks! ;-)
Beautiful place !

Dennis Villegas said...

Wow, some nice rocks.I agree with you, this Mag-asawang bato may really have been divorced earlier because of not having enough of the good thing.

Lawstude said...

lol. may be they used to be closer, say 10 years ago.

Anonymous said...

wow nice beach with married islets this is water which had kept away...drifted away...but nice place.

Ebie said...

I like the second photo, very nice composition. Hmmm, what about distance makes the heart grow fonder.

Audun said...

Great pictures!! It sure looks like a beautiful place to be.

ROSIDAH said...

What a beautiful beach! Speaking of married rocks reminds me of a story on Dora The Explorer, a cartoon my kids love to watch. There was a story of an evil witch turning a royal couple into stones. It was the Dora's mission to turn them into humans again. Did you try this ;)? Have a great day, Miranda :)

kazu said...

Wow It's so beautiful beach. Nice shots.
Great photos!

bernadette said...

Hahaha! that was a very witty remark you had about the "rocks" and marriage! I also wonder why it is called thus when it is so far apart from each other! But it does make for some interesting conversational pieces! Baka sa gabi, magkasiping sila ;-D!

Tammie Lee said...

Ah, this looks like a wonderful place~

Karen said...

I like the idea of two married rocks :-) After all pet rocks were a fad awhile back .. so married, slightly seperated rocks makes perfect sense :-)

Nice that you can walk out to them at low tide. Is that hut on the one island, there for people that get marooned?

I love K.D Lang's 'Hallelujah' ..

2sweetnsaxy said...

Funny about the rocks. I'd agree with your friend that it's the distance that makes the happy union. LOL! Wonderful shots!