Iloilo Day 3: Iloilow.. low.. low.. (First Half)


Please read the first two parts:

Iloilo Day 1
Iloilo Day 2

 

I think the last post was quite lengthy.. that’s why I decided to cut each post a bit. ย Plus it’s taking me hours to finish every post.. Sumasakit ang ulo ko pag nagmumulti-task ng work sa office at pagba-blog.. hehe (during idle time lang naman.. ).. ๐Ÿ˜› ooops… nawa’y hindi mabasa ni boss ang post na ito.. *peace*

I woke up at 7AM, sayang, hindi ko naabutan ung pagbaba ng moon at di ko nakuhanan, para kasing napuyat ako ng todo.. eh maaga naman ako nakatulog.. Bakit nga kaya? Let’s go back a few hours.. (flash back.. tugsshhhhh) ๐Ÿ˜›

Apat kami sa kwarto… dalawa ang kama.. pero hindi saktong dalawa-dalawang tao sa isang kama, mas malaki yung isa na pwede tatlo at yung isa, pang single lang. ย Since ako ang pinaka-kuya ng tatlo, brabra-suhin ko sanang ako na lang yung sa isang kama.. tutal malikot ako matulog, baka ‘kako di sila makatulog ng maayos pag katabi ako. ๐Ÿ˜› Ang oportunista ko lang.. hehe

Ang ending, pinagdikit na lang namin at pahalang kaming nahiga para everybody hapi.. Para fair sa lahat, joke lang yung pambbraso ng higaan.. hehe ๐Ÿ˜›

Tulog na ng before 10PM, di pa light outs at running pa naman ang generator ng isla. ย Hindi pa man humihimbing ang tulog ko eh anak ng tokwa, may nagku-choir sa tabi ko.. Isang baritone at isang bass.. ๐Ÿ˜› Hilik kung hilik.. ‘Kala ko makakalusot na ako kay Tekamots sa Ilocos, yun pala may kasama rin ako sa Iloilo at dalawa pa sila!.. ๐Ÿ˜› Okay, ako rin raw naghihilik pero kumpara sa dalawa, newbie pa lang ako.. ๐Ÿ˜› Apat na beses ata ako nagising dahil sa concierto.. Yaan nyo bro’s, no name dropping.. haha.. ย (safe si Khanto tahimik matulog.. nyaha!)

Our Day 3 started very, very low.. Nope, it’s not our energy but the very low-low tide in Sandbar.

First and last sunrise in Sandbar..

The tide was at its lowest and before we have our breakfast, we checked the ย various underwater life forms.

Tsk!, walang beach bumming sa umaga olats kasi low tide.. sa island hopping sana makapag beach bum.. magagamit ko na ang bagong biling goggles! ๐Ÿ˜›

At first look, I thought I won’t see anything interesting.

Imagine the waters during high tide

Eto na pala, wag ng mag-imagine..

It’s higher at night time.ย  Whenever I wake up in the middle of my sleep, I check it out through our window. Our cottage is located just beside the shoreline.ย  But I cannot see it clearly because the lights outside are all turned off.ย  I just assumed that any moment, I could feel the waves touching my head. ๐Ÿ˜›ย  Thank God it didn’t. lol

I get to see a glimpse of the underwater world, without getting under it but by walking through it.

Starfishes.. ang aga-aga nyan..

Sea Cucumber

At first, I thought it was like a sponge.ย  But it freaked me out a bit when it started moving towards me.. Whew!

I tried to walk as gently as possible so that I won’t disturb or destroy their habitat.ย  I was able to see small groups of fishes swimming around as they go through some corals.

Not sure if it's alive or not, don't know how to differ

I stopped at this point for there are no more sand to step on as I walk through.ย  My underwater friends might kill me for stepping on their homes.

I just turned to where Jandee, Rodem and Gelo are.ย  They’re busy checking out the corals on the far side of Sandbar.

Seaweeds along the way..

Low tide as well..

This is where we took a dip when we arrived yesterday.ย  Barely no water at all.

Fish and coral watching

Wave prints..

It took us an hour to get back for the breakfast and along the way, we saw a group of starfish(es?).

You won't see the "sandbar" during low tide..

They're already formed that way when we saw them.. *just kidding*

And we had our breakfast, just in time for our rumbling stomachs.

 

Sinangag

Left over Adobo but still tastes good!

Itlog na Maalat

Scrambled and sunny-side up

Puro nga kami lalake, puro itlog kasi.. ๐Ÿ˜› Protein-rich morning!

There’s just one thing that concerns me.ย  It looks like it’s going to rain hard.ย  The clouds don’t look pleasant at all.ย  Good thing Mang Sonny told us that it’s gonna be hot on the islands we’ll be visiting.ย  The weather will be perfect.ย  Relieved! Now, lezz put on some sun block and lezz ride the boat!

 

Aria!

Ang lengthy rin pala netong post na to.. haha ๐Ÿ˜›

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37 responses to “Iloilo Day 3: Iloilow.. low.. low.. (First Half)

  1. wow! love the pics! never been to iloilo pero hopefully by end of year makatungtong nako jan!

  2. masarap daw ang sea cucumber pero nakakatakot ang itsura.. ayan, pagpasok na pagpasok ko.. blog mo kagad binuksan ko.. pero hindi padin ako naka base.. sayang..

    • haha naunahan ka na naman ni khanto eh.. partida, may sakit pa yan.. hehe kinakain pala yun?.. parang malaking linta kasi eh.. ๐Ÿ˜› pero kung masarap yan, pwede kong i-try wag ko lang malalaman na sea cucumber yan.. ๐Ÿ˜›

  3. itlog for bfast. :p

    pati yung naglalandiang starfish napicturan mo

  4. whoa, interesting ang blue sea cucumber na yan! did you touch it? amazing, di na kelangan magsnorkel to see corals! hehe

    • hindi ko ni-touch, nalaman ko lang na sea cucumber yan nung pinuntahan ko sila khanto :P.. kinabahan ako (ng onti lang naman.. hehe) nung gumalaw.. kala ko mananakmal eh.. haha ๐Ÿ˜›

  5. ang haharot ng starfish na yan a. hahah! nabother ako sa mga kumakain ng sea cucumber. fear factor level. ang chaka kaya!

  6. uu no. At ang mahal niya in fairnezz. Dapat nag uwi ka hahah! yayaman ka. okay na sigurong pakainin ako ng pritong froglette kesa yan. hahaha! heller sea urchin nga kinakain din e. Walang patawad. Epekto ng tag-gutom.

  7. may mga beach din pala sa iloilo ano? nice! i thought it was all city! he he! nice pictures of the sea creatures!

    i love ilonggos. i had a housemate before from iloilo, and she was so sweet. i love the way they speak! malambing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Buti binasa ko yung caption. Kala ko talagang gumawa ng formation yung mga starfish. Hahaha. Gusto kong kumain ng adobong pakpak ng manok.

    Ang ganda ng mga kuha. Happy summer! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. syempre napaka-visual ko na tao—so favorite ko sa lahat ng pics yung STARFISH SCANDAL. bwahaha

  10. nakow! na april fools mo ako dun sa starfish family, hahaha! kala ko ganun na talaga cla, wakekekek. at ganun pala maglampungan ang starpish, wakekekek

  11. Nice blog! u really have talent in writing. Keep the cursor moving. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Can’t wait for your next post! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi haidz!.. I’m working on it.. I was just struck with The Script live in manila concert.. “.. hehe i’m gonna wrap up with the Iloilo posts.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. whoah borj… walking beach bum… ehehe.. atleast! kuhang kuha ng lente ng kamera!.. bonus ka pang sea cucumber experience.. unusual!. =D

  15. sarap ng breakfast, nakakatakam! ganda ng shots mo sa corals… parang nakakatakot naman ang sea cucumber..?

  16. nice shots jeff!

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  18. Cool pics … Favorite ko talaga dyan pag super low tide sa sandbar.

  19. if only madami ako pera, madaling mag-leave sa work, konti ang sa bucket list ko, etc… if only! para makabalik ako sa Concepcion. ๐Ÿ™‚ glad narating mo ang Concepcion. balik ka uli, there’s Carles pa. happy travellin!

    • Surely.. where’s Carles? ๐Ÿ™‚ When I go back, gusto ko naman marating ung Guimaras.. pero babalik-balikan ko ang Iloilo.. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sarap nung batchoy eh!.. ๐Ÿ˜›

  20. Carles is a little further than Concepcion.. they have nice beaches and limestone rock formations as well.

    here’s a preview of Carles: http://happysole.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/a-paradise-called-carles/

    hope you get to see it in person… ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. I thought the sand were white in sandbar island but it seems colored buff… Nice pics of corals and starfishes…

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