I have many backlogs to be posted soon. It’s 3:50 in the morning, I haven’t blogged this December, I can only show some of my stock photos which I haven’t published here, my sunset shots.
I’m a newbie in this field, black and white photography + children photography. It’s a big mistake to not shoot in RAW since I only have 1 SD card, and because of that, I can’t control curves, contrast, and more.
Due to many activities happening by the seashore, I find children playing an awesome capture.
I am not satisfied with result of my post process. The contrast is very strong in these photos.
These photos might be very dull in some monitors with low brightness. Anyway, these are just practice shots that I would love to share and for you to see how strong waves are in Bagasbas beach.
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You’ve heard a lot about Camarines Sur as the major and beautiful destination in Bicol Region. What about Camarines Norte?
Calaguas Islands is in Vinzons, Camarines Norte. It isn’t popular yet for some, thus, Calaguas is a very virgin beach and probably isn’t perfect for party goers.
There are many Islands in Calaguas, bounded by white sand, but only 1 beach is open for tourist. Though, you can go island hopping, you can not litter, spit, or spend long time in each island.
Adventure. We tried climbing wanting to reach top but we failed to go further. The steepness is not the problem, it is the thorny plants. You may want to bring ax, wear long sleeves and pants. One of the locals there said many people who attempt to climb find it hard to go down. So prepare your throat to shout downwards for help.
Water. Regarding water and toilet, there’s a water pump nearby but you can’t drink water form it. You need to buy gallons of water before going to Calaguas. Toilet doesn’t have faucet too, so before gushing out your hatred, you’ve got to pump water first Good luck on that, lol.
Sleepovers. You are aware that Calaguas beach is a virgin island. There are no rooms for rent. Prepare your backbones and bring something soft for your back. Always be prepared when rain falls. Your tent should be waterproof. It is recommended to you have life vest with you while sleeping, high tide is unpredictable. You don’t want to wake up in the middle of the sea lol
Relaxation. You can set up umbrella by the shore. Watch the romantic sunset or the lovely sunrise on the same spot. Calaguas beach has a perfect perspective of these natural phenomenon.
Other activities If you have snorkeling gear never mind using it, though you can use goggles. You can not see anything beneath water except for white sands. This Calaguas beach doesn’t have live corals under, only sand, pure sand.
Though, there is 1 island there that is ideal for snorkeling, it is the Quinamanukan Island, you can go there by renting a boat for P200, you can go island hopping with P200.
You can do photo op, play beach volleyball, jump shots, etc.
You can also walk to the other side of the island and witness the breathtaking scenery of green meadows at the opposite side.
Calaguas is a very beautiful virgin beach. The water is very clear. I’ve been to beaches of Puerto Princesa, Palawan and I can say that Calaguas water is clearer.
How to get to Daet. Bus terminals from Manila: In front of Ali Mall, take Amihan bus or Elavil bus. Along EDSA Cubao, take Superlines Bus. Along EDSA in front of Farmers Market, take Philtranco. Philtranco is also in Pasay. Travel time is about 7 to 8 hours.
How to get to Calaguas beach. Ride a jeepney going to town of Vinzons to rent a boat going to Calaguas group of Islands. Travel time from town port of Vinzons to Calaguas is 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
If you want a travel organization to help you get to Calaguas, visit Travel Factor for more information.
Photos by: Ada Lajara
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