Sunday, March 16, 2008

bohol trip - day 2, part 1 of 2

a beautiful sunrise welcomed us, i have always been a sunset lover but this sunrise is a beauty, first time to see sunrise in years, well i guess that's why sunrise is more special... you have to be a morning person to catch one.


dolphin watching - our first itinerary for the day. our call time is at 530-600 am and we woke up at past 5am and we're really like in a hurry since our boatman already knocked on our door, but still we only finished taking shower at past 6 and we we're really hurrying already, imagined we didnt even had the time to brush our hair! LOL we kinda run to the boat with our things and our breakfast.


i guess were kinda late really since we didnt see dolphins immediately when we arrived at the site, and it didnt helped that instead of looking or watching out for the dolphins, we're busy taking photos! LOL


i think that irritated our boatman more, coz we were just depending on him to tell us where the dolphins are! he was like there, to the left, to the right, LOL and we we're like screaming with delight whenever we see dolphins, kinda exciting to see them swimming in their own turf

they actually joked that it wasnt really dolphin watching but dolphin hunting instead... see the boats going in the same direction? we're all heading to a group of dolphins!

you have to look hard to see the dolphin in the photo, i didnt realized how difficult it was to capture these dolphins on camera!

and they seem to tease us really, just showing a bit of tail here and there...

luckily i was able to capture these dolphins and we decided that its enough already, enough adventure and our throats are kinda hoarse already from screaming! =)

snorkeling at balicasag island

we then decided to go to proceed to balicasag island, where according to them is a very nice dive site with amazing corals and marine life.

approaching the island, this is the balicasag lighthouse, sorry i dont have a close up photo of the lighthouse, no intention of sightseeing, i went there because of the corals


we were advised to buy fish from the locals and have them cook it for us while we're snorkeling, which according to them is much cheaper than dining in at the balicasag resorts restaurant. we trust our guide and the friendly locals immediately showed us their fresh catch. we decided to have talakitok for lunch, just bought one fish since its big enough for the three of us, we asked them to make a sinigang and grill the tail part.

sorry to disappoint you but i dont have photos of the amazing underwater life, i dont have an underwater camera :( but it was really a nice experience, the corals are beautiful and its amazing to see hundreds of fishes! i even saw Nemo! all the fish in the photo above, i saw them swimming with us! there was even a school of fish that seems to go on forever... its really something, you have to experience it... its awesome!!!

went back for lunch at around 1130 and boy am so glad we ordered our food from the locals! it is delicious, i even had two rice and when we asked for the lady for our bill, she asked me if i dont need an extra rice! LOL (di naman halata na malakas ako kumain diba!)

to be continued...

11 meow:

Magpies Zone said...

Wow...how lucky you are have witnessed the living dolphins on their natural habitat!

diwata said...

ansarap naman... naglalaway ako sa ingit...

Alison said...

Really enjoyed your pics, especially the sunrise and dolphins. Thanks for sharing!

carlotta1924 said...

ang saya ano? grabe naiimagine ko kayo sa dagat with all that fresh air =) naalala ko nakakita rin ako ng dolphin nung nasa palawan ako with family. =)

diwata said...

wala akong masabi sa BJ - fresh na fresh, meron din kaming ganyan dito frozen nga lang lol

reyna elena said...

inggit talaga ako! kelangan ulitin ko ang BOHOL! grrrrr!!!!

maLen said...

ang saya saya! kakainggit!

bertN said...

How far offshore did you have to go to see the dolphins? Which one is the "talakitok" among the fishes shown in the pic? Were they caught with lines or net? Sorry, if I am too "mausisa."

BTW, you are all looking great!

dyosa said...

great photos! 'yan ang hindi ko nagawa when i went to Panglao for 4 days. i just basked in the glorious sun, enjoy the pristine waters, watched the magnificent sunset and spent all nights on the cold sandy shores. :-)

maganda talaga ang Bohol, no? :-)

Malditang Pinay! said...

susme nakakainggit ang ganda ganda ng mga pics nyo ng nagbohol kami la kami nakitang dolphin huhuhuhu dream ko pa naman to swim with them....

Nina Lumberio said...

Same experience when we went to Oman. We just saw the dolphin's fins and sometimes a little bit of the head. I was expecting that thay would be dancing, jumping. I think the dancing and jumping are only in the dolphin shows! lols.

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