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On A Whim

The other day, on a whim, I strolled from the “opis” all the way to Digisit, where the road up to PAGASA starts. It was the first time I went there since the December typhoons. Most of the houses, concrete and wooden, on the seaside were wrecked and the reefed beach is now back to it’s pristine condition. At least until a few more months since the land “owners” are already reconstructing their resorts. Here are some of the pictures i took. The trip was a sure cure for “bonog”.

Digisit Beach. That trimmed mountain point there is natural. No illegal loggers caused it. It’s always been that way. Old folks call it “Pokpok na Bundok”. (I earlier posted that it is called “Bundok na Kalbo”. Thanks to Poppo Olag for the correction.)

This one is a wallpaper. Just click on the image to open the big one.

Anyaw. That big island was already “inangka” by some foreigner and he’s building a house on top of it. I don’t know if it was destroyed by the typhoon. I hope it was. Reminds me of Lizardo from Ang Panday.

The Digisit Falls (Poppo Olag again emailed a correction, this falls is actually called Natulo Falls and the area is called Natulo), where we used to get our sweet, cold and fresh water before the advent of “free-flowing” and the purified drinking water. The pipes are still there. There’s a yellow “pro-environment” message grafittied (?) on a big rock in front of the waterfalls. It’s ugly and should be removed. I will post the picture next time to prove my point.

The road less travelled.

Nothing beats chikka by the beach.

A boardwalk is being built from the seaside near lukso-lukso to the dapang bato, the platform to the best surf in Aurora – so far. Olin’s dream come true.

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10 Responses to “On A Whim”

  1. Anonymous says:

    very very nice pix especially the boardwalk…

  2. Anonymous says:

    awesome pics – what camera do you use and how many megapixels?

    hiyas =)

  3. Kidlat says:

    A borrowed 5.0 MP Canon Powershot S50.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Just too awesome. Can’t wait to visit there. A board walk along lukso-lukso would be great. Nice project whoever did it. Briliant.

  5. Anonymous says:

    awesome fics, that will ne my first destination on my next vacation there. really really missed those places. i missed walking from sabang beach to digisit with my 2 cans of ligo and few cups of rice which i used to do back in my high skul days. aaaaaaaaaaaaH

  6. Anonymous says:

    pahingi naman ng info kung pano makakapunta sa lukso-lukso at digisit beach. you may assume na alam ko pumunta sa baler. tnx a lot.

  7. emds says:

    akaw ay sa maka-miss lalu na pag nakikita ku yang lugar na iyan. i used to go there when i was still young….nanggagasang ng buting at pisepis! Hahahahahahaha!areee ay de lang iyun, d’yan pati kami napunta nuun pag gus2 naming mag-inum para de malaman sa bahay hehehehe! oh well, that was long time ago :o )

    aree ay tama baga ang nabasa ku na merun nang ‘umangka’ sa isa sa isla na nadadaanan papuntang ‘dikasalarin’?

  8. Anonymous says:

    akkaw ay talaga namang ang ganda ng baler,orig ang dating..sarap tuloy umuwi at magpiknik diyan anu!kid gifted ka talaga at regalo ka sa aming mga taga baler na nasa malayo.THNX!

  9. Anonymous says:

    POK-POK na bundok.
    TIP: Andiyan sa kahabaan ng baybayin ng Digisit, diyan mu makikita ang santambak na KABATITI or KABAKIKI. Sarap pang halu sa ginataang inihaw na PADUT o ihahalbus sa sinigang na MATAWAY. Tulog ang kasunud sa aluyang itinali sa magkabilang puno ng niyog. Sarap ngang mag pik-nic diyan.

  10. atlast says:

    wow!!mayroon n plng boardwalk s lukso-lukso.malapit jan huz nmin ah.hirap tlg ng ns malayong lugar..but tnx coz myroon tyong website n ganito..

    i really miz phil.most especialy baler my home town!!

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