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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sipalay City: 12 Views from the boat in Campomanes Bay going to Ubong Cave, Hinoba-an


The Karsts lining the Campomanes Bay is verdant unlike the ones I saw in Halong Bay, Vietnam and Coron and El Nido, Palawan... One can't appreciate the karsts immediately because they appear to be a forest except for a few bald area as photographed above... Of course, this is a good news because greens still grow in the rocky mountain... We left our home base temporarily for a boat tour. We went to Obong Cave in Hinobaan first which took us 45 minutes by small boat. We passed by many areas, including the "Pulo" which is the first stop for most boat tours. The photo below is the pulo and the next two photos are the shots of an opening from end to end. I observed that there is still a live portion of the rock in the "cave." One tourist touched it, a no-no action because it has the tendency to die after being in contact with human sweat, skin and human bacteria. There should be a warning of sort. Tour-guiding is not yet a commodity here. Lastly, I should never forget to mention how crystal clear is the waters of Campomanes Bay...


 The Pulo...

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The cave in Pulo that opens from end to end...

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One of the picturesque portion of Pulo.

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We passed by some cool mangroves.

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A cave near Obong, already part of Hinoba-an, 
a neighboring town of Sipalay City.

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Inside the cave as mentioned above..

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The rock formation leading to the opening of the Ubong cave, 
a cave which is already a part of Hinoba-an, 
a neighboring town of Sipalay City.

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A pose at the opening of Ubong cave. 
(The grim vandalized cave inside deserves one post dedicated to it).

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