Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Back to the Islands

While on the island of Boracay, Lawstude decided to pay a visit to the nearby Carabao Island in the Province of Romblon. On this and in the upcoming posts, I will share to you the experiences I had and the views I have taken starting with the boat tour around the Island of Boracay and ending with a similar one around Carabao Island.

This is not an island-hopping adventure because the only stops we have made were to and from Bulabog Beach in Boracay to Inobahan Beach in Carabao Island. These photos were taken aboard our boat on a less-than-calm sea, so pardon me if some shots appear to be shaken.

Calirojan Beach


Gateway Arch


Another View of Gateway Arch


Laurel Island aka Crystal Cove


Crocodile Island


BBYC Island


Monkey Head Island


This post is my contribution to "That's My World" - a meme that shows a blogger's world. For other participants' entries, please click here.



More photos and stories of Carabao Island in my next post.

121 comments:

  1. kamukha ni KIngKong yung last pic. =)

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  2. Good Morning Lawstude, it is always nice to wake-up and see your blog kasi parang I am traveling with you talaga. I love the beach pictures the most. The last pic is also funny.

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  3. I love the gateway arch, trip kong magpapicture dun sa may arch ng nakaupo sa tuktok... lol

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  4. looking forward to see this island as this is the next destination for people who want a less-busy-boracay-like island.

    keep it coming bro.

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  5. Amazing shape of the rock in that last shot!

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  6. Calirojan Beach looks most tempting as an escape destination for this snowy Toronto resident. Loving Monkey Head Island too!

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  7. WOW, great photo's.
    Take care and thanks for sharing your part of the world with us.

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  8. all shots are so lovely,you can't go wrong with Islands,especially The Philippines!
    Proudly Pinoy!
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Monkey Head Island looks tough to get up on. Unless there is a beach on the other side I assume you need a ladder.

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  10. How idyllic! love these, thanks for dropping by!

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  11. parang far far away island talaga :) (maybe it really is). Parang mabangis na gorilla yung monkey head island. will be waiting for more photos :)

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  12. What a beautiful part of the world you live in. Your photographs are incredible. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Have a great week.

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  13. With 7000+ islands, you will never run out of material. And what beautiful material you keep showing us.

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  14. Very pretty photos of the litle islands. Hey, the gateway arch looked a little like the elephant trunk hill in Guilin, China. Cool.

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  15. I've been hearing a lot about Carabao island. At buti napuntahan nyo na pala sya. Looks like a promising place. Gusto ko yung mga rock formations na pinakita mo

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  16. What a beautiful island i would love to be there right now. Thanks for your visit and sharing your part of the world

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  17. @ coldman - yup, pero wala naman daw monkey doon.

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  18. @ vanessa - thanks. your comment just made my day. have a nice one too.

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  19. @ bry - talaga? medyo mahirap yata gawin yun bro pero kung kayo mo bro sulong lang hehehe. salamat sa pagbisita.

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  20. @ borneo falcon - indeed. thanks.

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  21. @ the dong - thanks bro. there is an on-going plan to build an airport there. more on this on my next posts.

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  22. @ indrani - thanks. and it is honed by nature.

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  23. @ rob - i would love to experience snow but i will not definitely replace the sun, the sand and the sea of my islands. thanks.

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  24. @ larry d - me too. thanks for the visit.

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  25. @ sara g - thanks and take care always too.

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  26. @ fickleminded - you bet. but a plain platform and a calmer sea would definitely help me get a better shot lol.

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  27. @ robert v. sobczak - too bad there is no beach on the other side. the "head" is a cliff'like structure there.

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  28. @ kyliem - thanks and welcome to my blog too.

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  29. @ allan barredo - pag maganda raw panahon, carabao island is just an hour away from boracay, kaso medyo maulan at malakas hangin ng pumunta kami so it took us about two hours to go there.

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  30. @ denise - you are welcome and thanks too.

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  31. @ ewok1993 - thanks. and i haven't even been to half of it.

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  32. @ alicesg - thanks, some of these islands are inhabited but most are not. never been to china, the islands there must be fascinating too.

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  33. @ ferdz - yup. medyo masama nga lang panahon so i was not able to explore the entire place. hopefully next time.

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  34. @ lilli and nevada - thanks. just happy to share these.

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  35. @ ailee920 - i love the original the most.

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  36. Wonderful gateway arch. really beautiful place

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  37. the "other view of gateway arch" has a beautiful perspective. carabao island was featured in a travel show a couple of months ago and i've been curious about this place. sige, will look forward to your next posts on carabao island.

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  38. wonderful pictures of a superb island!!!!

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  39. nice, nakapag-carabao island kayo. i had that in my radar for quite some time but never got to fulfill yet.

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  40. ganda, ah
    can one actually stay there yun tipong overnight?

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  41. Beautiful, beautiful place and stunning pictures. Love the rocky gateway arch!

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  42. The arch is beautiful. The beauty of your country is resplendent.

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  43. Beautiful marine shot and report.
    Great your World.

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  44. hahah:) well, i like CSI NY more... because i like the main actor there.... what was his name... but, all in all, i love all the CSI series....

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  45. LS: What a beautiful trip around the island, your visit to your part of the world is what this is all about. Thanks for sharing your world.

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  46. It's so nice to see so different part of the world compared to your own. You have warmth and sea and thousands of Islands there and we are waiting for snow, lots of snow to come. :D

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  47. @ evlahos - the place is indeed beautiful. thanks for the visit.

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  48. @ luna miranda - yup. luckily, i got both sides. you can see a resort hanging on cliffs on that other view.

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  49. @ magiceye - thanks, glad you like them.

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  50. @ lagal[og] - bale isang araw lang don bai oggie pero ok na rin kahit medyo masama panahon may mga nalibot pa rin naman.

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  51. @ raft3r - yup. meron naman mga bahayan sa carabao island kaya pwede doon. yung sa mga smaller islands naman eh wala naman kasi accomodation kaya better kung sa mainland na lang ng boracay or carabao island mag-stay.

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  52. @ mar - thanks. just happy to share these.

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  53. @ sandycarlson - thanks. my country has really so many islands and each of them has something different to offer.

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  54. @ luiz ramos - thanks. glad you like my part of the world.

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  55. @ aiLee920 - that's great. i think you are referring to david carusso, not sure thou.

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  56. @ fishing guy - with so many great entries, i just wanna do my part and show my country to all of you.

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  57. @ krisuh - yeah i definitely agree. every corner of the world has something different to offer, glad you like my part of the world as much as i crave for snow. thanks.

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  58. How lucky you are lawstude! I really do wish I lived on an island in the middle of the Pacific...aaaaahh!

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  59. wow--hidden beauty of nature found just in the Philippines? Wow--God must choose this country, just to spend His ultimate creation --

    Just amazing photos!

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  60. what a fantastic series of photos. i especially love the arch photos enlarged...remind me a bit of isle of capri where i was earlier this year.
    as always...love your blog and photos.
    have a good week.

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  61. That's so beautiful and you did a great job with the photography.

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  62. Great place and great shots !

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  63. Ang ganda ng Gateway Arch! :) Sana makarating din ako sa Romblon at sa iba pang isla dito sa pinas. Goodluck sa akin. Hahaha.

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  64. Could have sworn I saw Robinson Crusoe in one of the great photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  65. Cute naman ang mga island na ito attorney.. meron silang kamokhang hayop hehehe
    Nice photos.

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  66. this can be the next big thing in the visayas. airport will definitely boost its tourists traffic. excited na ako sa series na to.

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  67. Fabulous photos and I love the Monkey Island! Thanks so much for sharing your world!

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  68. I missed this when I was in Bora, yes, I have seen this island across Bora but missed getting there. I can only take shots far away, and when we had our island hopping in Bora, i just had to firmly hold my kids as the seas weren't that calm near the other islands.

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  69. @ maryt/theteach - thanks. my islands are really something. just proud to live here.

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  70. @ mys lyke meeh - Amen to that. I really just can't say enough how beautiful my country is.

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  71. @ the good life in virginia - thanks. glad you like the arch. have a good week too.

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  72. @ carver - thanks. the place is just scenic.

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  73. @ shaker - thanks for the comment and the visit.

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  74. @ mel - good luck talaga. masarap magbiyahe lalo na sa mga islands. basta ingat lang sa biyahe.

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  75. @ wren - thanks. had fun taking these shots amidst the often rough sea and rains.

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  76. @ mannanan - lol, guess he is hiding somewhere. thanks.

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  77. @ nanaybelen - yeah. meron crocodile, monkey atbp lol.

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  78. @ the dong - tama ka bro, malaki potential ng island na to in terms of tourism.

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  79. @ sylvia k - you are very much welcome and thanks too.

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  80. @ sheng - that is true, the impending typhoon that time did not help me either. it would be nice to go back there in summer.

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  81. Thanks for your visit. Thanks also for sharing your archipel with us. I see many islands in the Philippines when I look at Google Earth. I have never been there,but my father often came in Manilla, when he was travelling on his ship to China and Japan. You have a beautiful country, that's certain!

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  82. Nice Island it's beautiful.Great picture I love it.
    Thanks for sharing and also Thanks for visiting my world.

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  83. Calm sea or not, it's wonderful. It doesn't look THAT rough, anyway. And the color of the water is perfect in any weather.

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  84. Wow ! I would love to go there too, there are so many beautiful places in the world !

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  85. L, this is a beautiful tour, the photos came out great. I love the monkey head the best!

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  86. oohhh! wow! simply ahhhmaazinng! ganda diyan kuya!

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  87. I absolutely love your blog. Your pictures are wonderful. Monkey head island is so cool. We have a rock outcropping in the Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore in Lake Superior (Michigan, USA) that looks like the head of a Native American. They always joke on the boat tour that you can tell how deep the water is because he's in it up to his neck.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. You mentioned you had never heard of "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer". I'm not really surprised as it's a novelty song and extremely irreverent. If you really want to hear it, it's on YouTube.

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  88. Packing my bags...what a paradise!
    Sandi

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  89. What a beautiful country you live in! So lush...

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  90. Some place for vacation!I love islands! That's why I live in one!

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  91. Looks like a paradise waiting to be explored on many levels. Thanks for showing us a glimpse of your world. I enjoyed it.

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  92. Goodness 95 comments, wow, and deservedly so, great photos, Monkey Head Island is very interesting, it does look like a Monkey head! Wonderful place to take a sea cruise.

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  93. Amazing. Just amazing. A true tropical paradise!

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  94. Wow... really looks like a Monkey... beautiful scenery... gorgeous islands...
    When I see all this beauty I wonder why people decide to live near railway tracks...

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  95. I love your island paradise. Monkey's Head Rock, The Gateway Arch ... wow!!

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  96. the monkey head island reminds me of charlie :-)

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  97. wow! ideal place to go island-hopping. first time i heard about carabao island kuya oman. ganda nga pala ng kuha mo ng gateway arch.

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  98. @ reader wil - thanks. we have more to offer than manila. in fact, i have not feature much of manila in my blog but concentrate on the other islands less visited. hope you could visit my country soon. take care.

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  99. @ unclewang - thanks for liking the pics.

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  100. @ louise - i have lots of bad shots in these series and some appear shaken and blurry. i am just glad that i have produced some decent shots in this boat trip. thanks.

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  101. @ lawstude - i absolutely agree. so many places to go, so little time.

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  102. @ lily hydrangea - thanks. the king-kong shot is a clear favorite in this series.

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  103. @ clara - thanks for the visit. if that is the case, then the waters here is deep also cause we can only see the head of the monkey lol.

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  104. @ sandi mcbride - come and join me then, lol.

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  105. @ gayle - God blessed us by giving us more than seven thousand beautiful islands.

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  106. @ marina - we are both lucky to live in islands. tropical breeze at its finest.

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  107. @ natural moments - you are very welcome and i am just really happy to share these.

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  108. @ glennis - thanks for adding another one. really appreciate it.

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  109. @ casino online games - thanks. gambler?

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  110. @ 2sweetnsaxy - i agree. thanks for the visit.

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  111. @ gardenia - thank you. glad you like the place.

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  112. @ juleste - awww. that reminds me. the caretaker at the park said that charlie was stolen. that made me sad.

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  113. @ beero - salamat bro. i will explore carabao island more on my future posts.

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  114. nice site tol...i like the your style in taking pics. ang.

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  115. Being an islander myself, I am really thrilled at reading posts and viewing pictures about the island. If you have not yet visited my home- Bucas Grande Island in Surigao del Norte, may I invite you to be there. Our place have lots to offer for nature lovers...

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