Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cliffs of Burgos [Watery & Outdoor Wednesday]

@ mirandablue
These were taken from the top of the Kapurpurawan rock formation in Burgos, Ilocos Norte. Limestone cliffs of sedimentary rock along the coast of Burgos which are largely undefended from erosion by the sea. Facing the South China Sea, this coast yields gamet (black seaweed) from September to February, also a period when Burgos Bay is rough and the waves are swelling.  The equivalent to the Japanese nori, gamet comes as a black and flat seaweed sheet when dried.  

Gamet gatherers would wait for the waves to retreat before they start picking on the seaweeds stuck deep in the fissures of rocks and corals.  I have eaten gamet but never thought gathering it can be dangerous.  I loved these windswept cliffs, the rugged coast, this remote place.  It wasn't easy coming here but it was all worth it.

@ mirandablue
Burgos, Ilocos Norte, Philippines



This post is linked to Watery Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday

26 comments:

Vernz said...

Hi Luna.. sis thanks really for the effort...

I've never been to that part of the country... hayyy sana one of these days...

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Marie said...

Lovely!

mirage2g said...

a hidden paradise of sorts no? ganda ng formation ng rocks and thanks for the info on gamet.

(ps. love the music too - blackbird)

Pagan Sphinx said...

I love seaweed in miso soup. In nova scotia they have a seaweed they call dulce. You can buy it in bags at any fish market. One fisherman told that people eat right out of the bag, like a snack.

I loved your rock formations photos of this place and this perspective on things is also very lovely and interesting.

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ewok1993 said...

this place seems so magical. the rock itself is gorgeous. never seen anything like it. have you find your way back there someday.

Viola said...

Oh...! I love it, that wonderful beach! Waves.... want to go for a bath there.. :)

ρομπερτ said...

What a joy it must be to walk across that place ... thank you for sharing and taking us to such Beauty.

daily athens

Judy said...

I think gathering seaweed would be a wet and uncomfortable job, even if it was not dangerous! I love the waves in the second photo!

John said...

Gorgeous place!

Watery Wednesday

Genie said...

Hi Luna....You have to be living in one of the most beautiful spots on this Earth. These shots are gorgeous. They make me want to hop right in the water . The landscape in the background is dreamy, and the rocks are so interesting. A lovely pair of shots.

Genie

Sidney said...

Wild landscape !
Seaweed is very healthy ! I should eat that more often !

Hilda said...

Majestic and beautiful, but also quite scary. I never thought seaweed harvesting was dangerous either.

chubskulit said...

Love your travel adventure sis.

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Cher said...

now i'm green with envy here, wish to visit Ilocos someday. happy WW!

Rossel said...

marami talagang magagandang places dyan sa ilocos. we are planning to go there next year. sana makaipon kami. =)

my entry is here. have a great day!

Nathalie said...

A great rock formation!

Wish I could visit the place one of these days.

Visit me at
http://nathalie-memoirs.blogspot.com/2010/10/vacationing-in-quezon.html

Andrea said...

It is beautiful, but so far. Friends have been there too and hiked to the waterfalls. Do you know Oggie Ramos and Allan Barredo, you were there almost at the same time.

Kero said...

awesome shots! except for laoag City, never had the chance to explore Ilocos further. Thank you for the free tour, Luna!

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JayLeigh said...

What a spectacular place to visit! Beautiful photos!

Evelyn said...

I like the green and yellow of the rocky bits. It does look rugged but really beautiful.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Love all the green surrounding the shoreline....around 'our sea'...there is nothing much but sand dunes.


My Watery Photo Link. Hope to see you come visit with me today.

Kathleen said...

Lovely and you have a great day!

LindyLouMac said...

Hopping by from Italy for Outdoor Wednesday on a virtual travel tour of the world. The Philippines this hop oh boy somewhere else I would love to visit.

Lina Gustina said...

What a great place!
thanks for dropping by...

Kim, USA said...

Pwede ba dito mag swimming? Ganda namang beach na ito.
Watery Wednesday

Dhemz said...

oh my...akala ko hindi sa pinas...what a treasure...ang ganda nang shots....lovin it!

salamat sa dalaw on my WW entry!