mt. bulusan|the first attempt

Mt. Bulusan: What’s the latest?

I’ve been meaning to write about Mt. Bulusan ever since I did my first ascent here way back December 2014 but most of my drafts were just a short write up about the preparations and other stuff but I got busy organizing events and doing office reports. I don’t know what happen but my schedules got really awry so I guess that’s my reason for not writing anything new plus I found a new inspiration to make my day more worthwhile.

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Mt. Bulusan viewed from the campsite (this photo was taken on the second attempt to climb bulusan)

I decided to write about Mt. Bulusan because I’m missing the experience we had the last time we were there. Also, I wanted to write something about what’s the latest in Mt. Bulusan. Well, firstly I can’t organize a climb to this mountain right now though I’ve been missing it a lot because last February 22, 2016 Mt. Bulusan spewed a grayish steam and an ash column reaching 500 meters up up and away. The PHIVOLCS also detected a total of 12 volcanic earthquakes prior to the ash fall. So, no matter how you want to climb Bulusan it is forbidden, the mountain is close at the moment and we can’t do anything about. We’ll just have to wait a little I guess. That’s the latest.

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Lakwatserong Sulit Free Calendar

Free 2016 Desktop Calendar 

It’s been a while since I publish something in this blog. I had a hiatus for a few months. I’ve been busy organizing events coupled with my weekday work. I feel like I’m stagnating so to start things up let me share something to you guys. I have created a Downloadable Desktop Calendar, I know it might not be the best but I hope you like it. Feel free to download all the photos and in return please like our facebook page: Lakwatserong Sulit

Short story behind the photos

Allow me to tell a short story behind every photo so you would have an idea as to where I took the it.

1 january

January: Nothing beats the atop an old lighthouse right? This one is the Capones Lighthouse located in Capones Island, San Antonio, Zambales. I took this during my organized event in Mt. Pundaquit traverse to Anawangin Cove. Capones Island is a good sidetrip though I’ve been thinking of doing an overnight near the lighthouse just to experience it.

2 february

February: “Sweet moment captured” this was taken in Torrijos, Marinduque during our visit to the must see Moriones Festival last 2014. The sunset there is awesome. According to my friend the boat parked along the shore are going to Mindoro. Continue reading

Hundred Islands

Hundred Islands National Park (HINP)

Alaminos, Pangasinan
December 28, 2013

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Facts about Hundred Islands

  • Area: 1,844 hectares
  • 123 Islands and Islets
  • 1st National Park declared in the Philippines
  • Home of thousands of giant clams locally known as taklobos, located in the 3 major developed islands- Quezon, Children and Governors

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DSC_0122Brgy. Lucap. Lighthouse

DSC_0170Lucap Lighthouse viewed from Ted’s by the Sea Resort

Things to do in Hundred Islands

  • Island hopping
  • Swimming
  • Spelunking
  • Helmet Diving
  • Scuba Diving
  • Camping
  • Trekking
  • Snorkeling
  • Bird and Bat Watching
  • Kayaking

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Excited na!

DSC_0214Rented boat for Island hopping, snorkeling etc…

DSC_0295Governor’s Island

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Here’s the need to know before you plan your trip to Hundred Islands

DSC_0417Sunrise viewed from Ted’s by the Sea

DSC_0455Infinite beauty of sunrise

DSC_0481Alaminos City proper

DSC_0511Maraming Salamat sa Family ni Ronnie na kumupkop sa amin!

Our two day trip to Hundred Islands had been very awesome. Thanks to Vera for letting me join their barkada trip, also thanks to Ronnie for giving me the opportunity to join.

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Our itinerary was different from the suggestions above. We travel from Cubao to San Carlos where Ronnie and his family lives. We stayed there for the night and we woke up early in the morning and traveled in a rented jeep from San Carlos to Alaminos.

We stayed at Ted’s by the Sea kung saan ang may ari ay ang Father ng classmate ni Ronnie. We put our things in the resort and get ourselves ready for the island hopping. It was mid noon when we arrived at Governor’s Island. It was hot but who could not be please by the view from the deck of the Island where you can see a panoramic view of the place. It was one of the best.

We spend most of the day snorkeling and island hopping and before the night falls we’re back to Ted’s Resort. It was really fun but I felt “bitin” so i am hoping that i will be back to this place soon.

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Summing up the whole trip.:D

For More Information

Hundred Islands National Park Tourism Welcome Center (075) 551-2505

24/7 Tourism Information Center (075) 696-1568

City Information Office (075) 551-2249

24/7 Alaminos City Action Center (075) 551-1420

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This trip would have not been possible, meaningful and happy without Ronnie, Jessica, Ding, Bernadeth, Anthony, Vera, Ines and Yanik. Kudos!