Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Stopover: Punta Sojoton

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In early March, we took a road trip that I have been dreaming for years---a road trip to the southern part of Negros Occidental, my home province.  The trip was something special, too, because it was the first time that I traveled with my siblings, all 4 of us, plus cousins, nephews and a niece, and an uncle. In short, it was the whole barangay, as my friend would call it.:p  At first, the boys were not keen on the idea of travelling with us, my sister and I.  But when our cousins and uncle told them stories of how beautiful the south is, over bottles of beer, of course, my two brothers warmed up to the trip.
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I've heard of Punta Sojoton when I was a child. My father visited this place with his friends and had showed us photos of the islets.  But the roads in these parts were not concreted decades ago, and to me, Punta Sojoton could have been another planet.  

Punta Sojoton is located in Cauayan town, about 130 kilometers south of the capital, Bacolod City.  This is the part of Negros Occidental where the mountains rise from Lina-on Bay, overlooking the Sulu  Sea  in the southwest and Panay Gulf in the north.

The Punta Sojoton view deck provides a scenic view of the Cauayan coastline.  We stopped here for a quick trip the restroom, then we spotted the lighthouse and some structures that could be developed into cottages.

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Highway in Cauayan
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the tres hermanos---kids I spotted along the highway
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The Lina-on Bay viewed from Punta Sojoton view deck.  At the horizon is Punta Bulata, our destination.  The whole Negros Island is accessible by land from Bacolod or Silay City or Dumaguete, where the airports are.  The roads are excellent, and Ceres buses ply this route daily.

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Lina-on Bay





31 comments:

Indrani said...

You visit such wonderful places. Lovely captures along the way.

Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous place! And you photos are superb! Looks as though you had a marvelous trip, Miranda! Thanks for sharing it with us! How I would love to be on Lina-on Bay! Breathtaking! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

ladyfi said...

Sounds like a dream trip come true! Fabulous shots of a lovely part of the world.

zeal4adventure said...

There are indeed some breathtaking views along the way to Punta Bulata. Was there in 2006 and enjoyed the resort. We also made a day trip to Danjugan Island. Beautiful island. :-) I'm sure you had a blast traveling with family.

magiceye said...

edenic!

Walk in New York said...

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SKIZO said...

Wonderful
work
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Photo Cache said...

that is a wonderful trip. never travelled with my brothers :(

 gmirage said...

pang National Geographic yung tres hermanos shot...love it and all the blue photos I've been feasting my eyes on sa FB album mo... ;)

-Mirage

Al said...

That looks truly gorgeous.

SandyCarlson said...

Your photos speak to me of summer. They are so very beautiful.

J Bar said...

Beautiful shots.
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chubskulit said...

Wow, a road trip with family is fun.. Love the last shot!

Lina Gustina said...

Aww, I see my name here - Lina-on bay. What a beautiful place!

You have a wonderful trip with your siblings and relatives :)

Thanks for dropping by; happy Wednesday...

GVK said...

It appears as if those three children were waiting for you to pass through. The photo made me wonder about their names, their home, the school, if they have one to go to, and if they were part of the same family. In travels we meet people, if fleetingly, and run into faces that set you thinking about their life and world.

Vernz said...

wow, parang sa Fiji island ;).. ganda neto.. ako hanggang ciudad lang sang bacolod... never have explored other places there... your header Luna rocks... eerie, yet nostalgic full of mystery.. saan ba yan... ganda!

Stewart M said...

I think I may need a holiday!

Great pictures!

Stewart M - Australia

dong ho said...

first to se it here. lately youve ben featuring some off the beaten path places. keep it coming.

Icy BC said...

Looks like a wonderful place to visit, and you took such gorgeous photos to show.

Nattsyrran said...

Wow, what a lovely place!! Love your pictures.

January said...

wow ganda! hangang Bacolod lang naabot ko. hehe

Cecilia Artista said...

Great photos! I just love them!

Kim, USA said...

Never been in that province. I heard there are so many pretty places there and your shots confirm it. Thanks for sharing!
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Mel Cole said...

I love that last photo! Breathtaking! My Watery Wednesday

eileeninmd said...

It is a gorgeous place. Lovely photos, thanks for sharing!

Naturegirl said...

Beautiful images of your watery world!

eden said...

What a beautiful place! Wish I can visit this place someday.

George said...

You were traveling in a tropical paradise. The scenery is gorgeous and your pictures are wonderful. This is a trip I would like to make.

jeannette said...

Happy for you that you could make this trip "home!"
Beautiful country -my daughter was once a week in the Phil. in the capitol, and bought us cool Cebu T-shirts!

nuts said...

I wouldn't know about Punta Sojoton if not for this post. Thanks for sharing!

Regine Garcia said...

It's quite funny because the three kids that you posted here are also in my pictures, I recently visited the place 1st week of April 2012. Instead of three kids, there were 6 or 7 of them. :)