Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Limestone pillar [Watery and Outdoor Wednesday]

@ mirandablue
One of the  limestone pillars in the middle of Maqueda Channel in the Caramoan Peninsula.  Prior to the arrival of the Spaniards in the 15th century, it was determined that the place was once called Guta de Leche, which was given by Dutch traders who operated a gold mine in Lahuy Island and who frequented the area to trade with the natives. The name was perhaps derived from the milkdrop stalagmites found among the rocks of Guta Port. Upon the arrival of the Spaniards, the place came to be called "Carahan" for the sea turtle, which was at that time to be found in great number along the shores of the Peninsula.  (Source:  Wikipedia)






15 comments:

flutietootie said...

Thank you for including the history with your photo.

SandyCarlson said...

The name tells an interesting story and suggests interesting possibilities!

J Bar said...

How interesting.
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Evelyn said...

Interesting. Reminds me of the James Bond Island off Phuket.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Bhupesh said...

beautiful one!!

Cecilia Artista said...

Beautiful picture and interesting story!

Ann said...

are there still turtles?

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Beautiful!!!! I bet, no....I KNOW it is much prettier in person to see this. I'm sure of it.


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eden said...

Great shot. I always like your post because you always show interesting and beautiful places in our country.

Merry Christmas..

Lina Gustina said...

Luna, it's really awesome view!

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Y. Ikeda said...

Very informative entry with a great photo. Thanks for sharing and have a nice holidays.
Yoshi

Donnie said...

That's a great photo. Thanks for explaining so much about it.

EG Wow said...

I like the blue green water. :)

NatureFootstep said...

ah, this is a place I would like to visit. :)

jeannette said...

Interesting, it gives so much more meaning to your photo! Of course, I may be prejudiced (Kidding) since I'm Dutch:)
wishing you a merry Christmas!