Monday, August 10, 2009

Backpacking West Bataan Part 1

This is the first of a three part-post of my backpacking adventure in West Bataan. Two of my friends who reside in Balanga City invited me and few others on a trek amidst the mountain and beach scape of the western part of Bataan that include Bagac and Morong. It was a two-day trek that include camping in one of Bagac's scenic coves. Although, it is already rainy season, the thought of spending another few day in nature is just too irresistable. So, with my backpack and tent in tow, I headed to Balanga City which is the meeting place for the trek.


I was greeted in Balanga with heavy rains. The weather that day is not that fine so some trekkers backed-out. There are only four of us who went through with the trek with lots of Plan B's in mind. We thought that if the weather does not improve we will shorten the trek and just stay in some of the private resorts in the area. So off we go to Bagac and luckily, amidst the gloomy skies and occassional droplets, it didn't rain hard. So, for the next few posts, I will share to you some stories and photos of this adventure:

Dried Coconuts Against an Uphill Stream


Seascape


Tuyo (Driedfish) Bataan's Pride


Corned Beef - Backpackers Delight


Scrambled Egg Beach Style


Forest Trail


Beach Trail


My Tent and a Hammock

38 comments:

  1. all i can is ang ganda at ang sarap ng food...i`d been to bataan twice or trice ..near mt.samat ba un...hihih sori not so good in places..and memory gap narin....sarap ng pwesto ng tent mo ah...

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  2. My kind of adventure. I've been to Mariveles twice. Pero hindi kame ganong nakapag ikot. Naalala ko that time nagpapabili pa kame ng Jollibee breakfast from Balanga. Not sure if may Jollibee na sa Mariveles.

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  3. ive been to Bataan pero hini ko masyadong na explore..

    parang kaenjoy naman kainin nung mga pagkain haha!!

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  4. wow!! sarap ng food at yung last photo "my tent and a hammock" haaayyy, sarap naman...

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  5. pagkatapos kumain ng tuyo at kamatis samahan ng sinangag, sabay pahinga sa duyan at mahimbing na matutulog sa simoy ng hangin dagat...yan ang pangarap ko, balang araw.

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  6. Cans of sardines and corned beef, tuyo and eggs are some of the stuff we rely on after we have been in the field for a spell and our fresh food are gone. Those fieldwork days in Pinas were hard but a lot of fun - I truly missed them.

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  7. Hya naku! nakakita ako ng pagkain... yan nainggit tuloy ako... wahahahhahaha... pataygutom talaga! jijijijiji... penge naman! jijijijijiji

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  8. That's sounds and looked like a nice adventure.and with all the yummy food to feed you all. Very interesting.

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  9. the beach to me looks untouched. the sand also looks like the one in cagbalete.

    but it's the hammock that's really calling my name. hehehe...

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  10. wow... ang sarap nung TUYO... hehehe

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  11. Great pictures... I just couldn't decide which ones are better: the view or the food!
    Balanga, Bataan is just a stonethrow away from Gapo... I should add this destination to my list!

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  14. eto na naman ako... dahil buwan ngaun ng wika, ako'y mag iiwan ng mga komentong tagalog gaya neto... gusto ko lang po sanang malaman kung paano mo naisalin sa iyong pahina ang "My Blog Awards" mo na "slideshow"... hindi ko makuha kuha kung paano... pwede mo po ba akong tulungan... pinapaiksi ko kz ang aking pahina para mapabilis ang pagbubukas ng mga nagbabasa...


    hehehehe

    SALAMAT...

    magkomento ka na lang po sa aking sariling pahina kapag nagkaroon ka na ng oras....

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  15. ALways perfect shots! Until now i wonder pa rin kung paano ba naging perfect ang mga kuha mo. bawat anggulo kasi perfect, may makikita ka talagang subject. maliban na lang dun sa profile pic. hehehe. pashare naman ng secret about photography.

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  16. Wow naman sa Tuyo... nagutom ako bigla. nice nice adventure yet again :) foodtrip+travel.. my kind of thing :)

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  17. i'm amazed you still managed to style your food on a hiking trek! :)

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  18. Very pretty especially the first image. Ang sarap namang mag camp sa tabing dagat, may duyan pa.

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  19. wow ang ganda pala sa Bataan! I have a friend there who's been inviting me. Next time di ko na papalampasin! ;D

    and btw, I saw your link here. gusto mo icheck?
    http://pinoyexchange.com/forums/showthread.php?p=37321017#post37321017

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  20. Inviting... Nice shots too. First timer here :-D

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  21. That's what adventure is all about, rain or shine. I wish I'm in the Philippines right now.

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  22. Hi Norman!
    Another wonderful destination! Those dried fish look yummy! I'm going to get some lunch... ;))

    Blogtrotter has some more Rural Iceland before the Blue Lagoon. Enjoy and have a fabulous week!

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  23. The place looks so peacful !!,there are all wonderful photo:)
    Have a nice day.

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  24. The "scrambled eggs beach style" looks yummy! Sarap siguro niyan with tomatos! :D

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  25. The first foto is just brill!

    And the food! The food! YUM!!!!!!!!

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  26. LS: You may have been back packing but you were eating first class.

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  27. this is probably one of my favorite lawstude adventures

    sa hammock palang, panalo na agad

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  28. those are the flattest scrambled eggs i've ever seen! they're as flat at piayas! :P

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  29. I'd love to be in that stress free hammock!

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  30. Aaaargh. The hammock is inviting me.

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  31. I'm absolutely envious! I'm from Bataan, Samal to be exact, and I've only been to Bagac once when I rode the ferry one time! And this adventure looks so much fun! With the tent and hammock, what a life!

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  32. Sure nice to sleep on that hammock! Haha!

    Oh! The driedfish, corned beef and scrambled eggs plus the coconut are making me hungry! : )

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