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Old 05-19-2010, 08:25 PM   #31
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i can't make-up my mind until 5 in the afternoon of Saturday for this ride the next day.....

i was thinking if is it worth it? will i see something different?

so, here i am....

4am was our take-off time somewhere in my province (Bulacan [north of Manila]).

so i got there 20 minutes earlier.

after 10 minutes, i got an SMS from my riding buddy.... "Go ahead, i'll catch up on u in Marcos highway"

So, i went ahead....

and i waited for him for an hour there...

and i realized, i better go.

so i sent him an SMS saying that i'll wait for him in Laguna.

and being solo on the ride, i have all the time to do a slow-pace ride





i think this was around 6:20am on my way to antipolo down to Sampaloc, Rizal

and after a while.... on my side mirror i saw a familiar image...

and so we went together...

stopped in Famy for gas and a cleansing breakfast of orange

i don't eat other foods aside from fruits in the morning
small appetite (just in the morning. in the evening i eat like a king)

we geared up and went ahead to Lucban BUT we lost contact of each other

my tent which i rigged on the grill of my bike was moving. might fall so i stopped to rig it tighter.

then i had some cookies coz im a lil tired and sleepy

so, i got an SMS from him when i was already in the town of Lucban saying i better go ahead and we'll meet in Mauban Port.

so i asked the bystanders for directions

and i was elated by what i saw...

vast field of coconut trees alongside the road...

instead of speeding up to the port to get to my destination, i just maintained a 40 kph speed to enjoy the beauty of nature.

was so excited that i didn't even remember to take pictures of it

on and on and on..............

on the town of Mauban, was enchanted by this...



very new to my eyes...

the locals say this is where they get the wine of SASA
(duno how it does taste.. i'm not a drinker )

i almost dropped that thing... it was sooooooo heavy.. by the look of it u can tell..... (but i can still smile)...... the local whom i requested to have my picture taken was taking a lil long to click my cam



my ever reliable bike
(forgot to take-off the bench)



better shot

and finally i was reunited with my friend.

so we had lunch and waited for the boat at 3pm.

i was feeling dizzy.....

but i can't frown on the cam!



i was afraid.. but then seeing those made me relaxed...



and here are our tour guides

sorry for the guy with a cap... he was somehow insane at that moment



the island by 6pm



our snack



yeah...... i know...... i look haggard



my little friend..


is that a firefly?????



or a lighter?


i thought it was a star... my niece said it was venus


what my cam can see at night...



yes.. we camped... under the cottage


sunrise, 5:30am


is this better?


spot the not...




can u tell the difference?


high tide






does it look like a paradise?


LUCKY ME!


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Old 05-20-2010, 10:08 PM   #32
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Congrats!
The beauty that is Cagbalete Island is really worth the trip.
And when another beauty paid a visit, it is worth remembering.
You are showing the skills that you have acquired from Toxicrn
when it comes to picture taking.
Kudos!
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:33 PM   #33
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It's a definitely breathtaking trip you have there Pinoy. Awesome, it's an awe-inspiring ride report. Keep up the good work.
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Old 05-22-2010, 08:01 PM   #34
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It's a definitely breathtaking trip you have there Pinoy. Awesome, it's an awe-inspiring ride report. Keep up the good work.


promoting the beauty of my beloved country in my own little way

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Congrats!
The beauty that is Cagbalete Island is really worth the trip.
And when another beauty paid a visit, it is worth remembering.
You are showing the skills that you have acquired from Toxicrn
when it comes to picture taking.
Kudos!
i bet u also have alot of pictures u can share to everybody

BTW, i will be going back there again. (never satisfied for a one-time visit)

hopefully my lens will catch you the next time i set foot again on that island
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Old 05-22-2010, 08:21 PM   #35
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during low tide, 50 meters away from the shore is still knee-deep

but it was still high tide when we were at the beach.... when we were about to leave for the boat ride, it was when i saw people far, far away from us walking farther from the shore


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Old 05-22-2010, 09:22 PM   #36
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For those who are interested,

Cagbalete Island is located:


14. 15'50 N 121. 49'.05 E
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:46 PM   #37
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thanks for the info!

"maybe" some of the viewers here would want to go there

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we were about to stay in Villa Cleofa's Resort until these kids said the other resort, which is Sto. Nino, is much better

nice set of teeth





still high tide



pictures might be better without the water

(looks like a desert when dry)




crystal clear....





the mangroves....
the locals say there are big snakes around there BUT during daytime they're asleep
(i hope not hiding in the sand)



underwater....



around 12:30 in the afternoon...
leaving the island...



friendly locals


(there were a bit shy for the shot)

yes....don't wear shoes when going onboard.
one has to walk from the shore to the small boat
wet feet definitely



150 person capacity boat



yup.... sunburn...



a bit tired... walking for almost an hour from the resort to the boat



i'll definitely be back there!



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Old 05-26-2010, 03:00 PM   #38
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Nice pics Pinay.

feeling badly homesick again...
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:53 AM   #39
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If you want to see something neat, go to the Pacific Northwet site, in Regional Forums, and look at the video at post # 768 in the Eastside Meetups.
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:04 AM   #40
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[quote=pinay_ako]i can't make-up my mind until 5 in the afternoon of Saturday for this ride the next day.....

i was thinking if is it worth it? will i see something different?

so, here i am....

4am was our take-off time somewhere in my province (Bulacan [north of Manila]).

so i got there 20 minutes earlier.

after 10 minutes, i got an SMS from my riding buddy.... "Go ahead, i'll catch up on u in Marcos highway"

So, i went ahead....

and i waited for him for an hour there...

and i realized, i better go.

so i sent him an SMS saying that i'll wait for him in Laguna.

and being solo on the ride, i have all the time to do a slow-pace ride





i think this was around 6:20am on my way to antipolo down to Sampaloc, Rizal

and after a while.... on my side mirror i saw a familiar image...

and so we went together...

stopped in Famy for gas and a cleansing breakfast of orange

i don't eat other foods aside from fruits in the morning
small appetite (just in the morning. in the evening i eat like a king)

we geared up and went ahead to Lucban BUT we lost contact of each other

my tent which i rigged on the grill of my bike was moving. might fall so i stopped to rig it tighter.

then i had some cookies coz im a lil tired and sleepy


sunrise, 5:30am


is this better?


spot the not...


wowwwww!!!
TRUDISSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-13-2010, 08:49 PM   #41
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Great ride!

Can I tag along for the next adventure?


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Old 06-16-2010, 10:09 PM   #42
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1,080 kms. = 671.080 miles (according to google)

it took me about 23 hours and 36 minutes for that loop.
On an 125cc underbone?

Holy crap, that's hardcore.



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Old 06-18-2010, 08:59 PM   #43
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Nice pics Pinay.

feeling badly homesick again...
be home by next summer!

(supposed to be rainy season here by now.. but a group went to cagbalete last weekend and said it was sunny over there)

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If you want to see something neat, go to the Pacific Northwet site, in Regional Forums, and look at the video at post # 768 in the Eastside Meetups.
will read that one.

thanks!

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wowwwww!!!
TRUDISSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!
trudis???? Liit????

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Great ride!

Can I tag along for the next adventure?


depends.....

with your sked!

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On an 125cc underbone?

Holy crap, that's hardcore.



yep....

i got soooooooooooooooo bored with the loooooooong straight roads

(and it was a severe torture for my little bike

and my spine & butt )
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Old 07-04-2010, 02:42 AM   #44
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What?

Is no one out riding?

I want to see what fun everyone is having, while I am sitting at home having a nice cold San Miguel.

But, hey, I'm old and it has been hot.
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Old 07-04-2010, 02:47 PM   #45
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Just opened this site & thread..Wow nice pictures & captions pinay, keep them going!
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