It was around 2 pm when we reached the Twin Lagoon in Coron Island. The lagoons are enclosed by giant walls of craggy rock formations of the Calis mountain. This place made me feel like I was in a parallel universe. The air of serenity that envelopes this place soothes the senses.
These photos were all taken at the outer lagoon where the boats were docked. The two lagoons are separated by a wall of rock. To see the inner lagoon, one has to pass through a narrow opening by swimming or floating. The outriggers are too big for the entrance---and since I am not a good swimmer (and a bit claustrophobic), I opted to stay in our boat.
My sister and the rest of the boys tried to convince me to go with them, assured me the life-vest would keep me afloat but I wasn't persuaded (I must be really getting old!). My sister reported later than a small banca was able to enter the entrance---had I known, I should have joined them. But according to our boatman, even small bancas wouldn't fit into the entrance during high tide. Nobody mentioned a raft.
This is how the entrance looks like.
Borrowed this photo from Christian's Lakad Pilipinas
I learned later than one of the boys was also spooked and didn't go into the lagoon. My sister told me that the water in the inner lagoon was strange---both warm and cold, crystal clear on some parts, murky on the other. The lagoon has brackish water, it's probably the reason of the changing temperatures.
The wooden footbridge alongside the limestone walls serves as pier for boats and people who want to swim into the inner lagoon. Snorkeling and kayaking are allowed inside the lagoon.
I spent my time taking photos, staring at the limestone cliffs, looking out for birds, particularly balinsasayaw and just taking in the splendor of this place.
Twin Lagoon, Coron Island
Calamian group of Islands
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