Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Caramoan: Sabitang Laya Island [WW and OW]

The most exciting part of our island-hopping at the Caramoan Peninsula was the leg to this island called Sabitang-Laya. 


After lunch at Tinago cove, we set sail to Sabitang-Laya, a stomach-churning ride that made us reach for our life jackets. Our boatman zigzagged across the rough waves until we reached the calmer part of the peninsula---a collective sigh of relief! We approached the island from its long stretch of white sandy beach. From a distance we could see the rock boulders jutting out of the trees but we didn't expect the stunning rock formations at the other side of the island. We rested in the shade of huge rock, amazed at the vertical crack in the ridge above. I sat there naming the images I saw in the rocks, like a kid watching clouds take shape in the sky. Over there is Babe's head, up above is a cubist elephant, and in the distance, a dog's nose.


It took nature millions of years to create this place. The least I could do was take my time enjoying it. The shadows on the ridges shifted, and the colors softened in the afternoon sun. I took photos, lots of photos---and savored the natural beauty of Sabitang-Laya.

how tall is that?
is that you, Babe?
a Jurassic eagle?
an orc in disguise?

19 comments:

Pagan Sphinx said...

Simply gorgeous, Miranda! Keep up the great photo blogging!

Photo Cache said...

what a beautiful island. the rugged rocks add a raw beauty to this place.

tatess said...

ang gaganda ng tanawin .perfect for vacation.

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J Bar said...

such a beautiful place
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AL said...

Applause for the beautiful and breathtaking rock formations! Have you seen some mermaids around? Who knows?

AL

January said...

very beautiful place... perfect getaway from the busy city..

catsynth said...

Those rock formations along the beach are really interesting, they look sculpted.

luna said...

Wonderful scenes!
Happy WW...Luna

Hootin' Anni said...

I could spend weeks here!!! Just gorgeous.

We went birding last week...today's post for my blog is all kinds of coastal bird photos. Do take a side trip over to my place if you can find some time to view many waterfowl.

COASTAL BIRDING

Have a super day my friend.

the donG said...

they actually look like dinosaur remnants to me or giant feet. truly caramoan.

Suzi Smith said...

You can see all sorts in those rocks cant you? they look spectacular!

bertN said...

Limestone yata yung buong island, isn't it?

Hilda said...

The rock formations are awesome! I love the piece of driftwood that you found too. Great photos!

Lina Gustina said...

Truly beautiful beach...

Thanks for dropping by :)

Barbara Jean said...

WOW! These are all gorgeous pictures.
Sure could use some of that sunshine. We are still having April showers, even though it is May. =)

Thanks for coming by

blessings

barbara jean

Denise said...

Wonderful rock formations, beautiful beaches and the color of the water is incredible.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What incredible shots! Beautiful scenery.

Jocelyn
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Rajesh said...

Beautiful and very scenic place.

Eden said...

It is a beautiful place to visit. I love the natural beauty of the place. It reminds me of a certain beach in my hometown. Love all your images