Philippine Rise and the Pacific Ocean rush to its shores……..
It is also where the majestic Sierra Madre mountain ranges and its rolling hills nestle to its calm and sometimes playful waves……
The ocean and hills together come to its shores as if to take a rest……
Who can resist this pristine beach of Casapsapan?…..in Casiguran, Aurora Philippines.
Adjacent to the pristine beach are the verdant rice fields and coco farm which provide refuge and fresh produce….
During low tide, the rock formation you see in the center is exposed. The supposed rock formation extend its long arms on both sides; one stretches as if anchoring to the shore covered in white sand that you’d think you’re still on the shore. I ventured until the part where it ends and look up to the shore where my GF frantically waving at me to come back. She can’t call me as there’s no cellular signal. Walking back, i admire it’s porous pockmarked surface not typical of a rock formation. There’s a dull thud on my way back to shore that i thought it’s just my rubber flip flops. “What’s the urgency for?” i asked. My GF told me it’s a coral, a massive colonies of coral which explains the porous surface. “Okay, it’s colonies of coral which had grown on a massive rock formation” i said. “You can’t be sure, you might be literally walking on a coral top.” she said asking me to imagine walking on a tree top with a narrow trunk and she told me not to go beyond the white sand forming a distinct line against the dark blue water. (The white being shallow; dark blue being deep) Think of it as a cliff dive, only you’ll be diving into a cave like formation. I forgot to thank her of warnings, my being stubborn persists that day and i was like…….Aww, she loves me…..
That rocky part is tricky especially comes high tide where no rock formation is visible. They install buoy surrounding the restricted area, big enough for everybody to see where swimming is discouraged. Avoid that area and you can enjoy the other safe area where even kids can enjoy with parental supervision of course.
Trekking into Sierra Madre ranges and cycling on your way down its hills and proceed to swim through the Pacific current rushing to shore and run on an elliptical beach side can really test your athletic prowess; I was so tired just imagining it that i ended up lying on a white sand and taking a nap under the palm tree. But seriously, running along an elliptical shore is so satisfying it felt like you’re running on an oval track but instead of rubber or hard cement, a soft white sand against your feet; instead of Olympic size pool a vast Pacific Ocean rushing to shore greeting you and lapping your feet. It might sound over the top but this place is suitable for the aforementioned triathlon and family adventure activities or simply to commune with Nature.
That curve on the other side run along the beach on one side and a hill side on the other. You’ve got 360 degrees of amazing views.
Low tide……….and your imagination will run wild on everything that you can possibly do in this massive stretch……….Suddenly, it transformed into a massive aplaya……….
i don’t have an excellent photography skills that i call everything a snapshot, yes i don’t even count, i just click through it but i appreciate the composition of layers here……it’s like out of an artist’s canvass …..I mean first a layer of white, then light blue, then green and dark blue…….it’s worth contemplating as an artist’s subject………..
Casapsapan truly embodies every subject that an artist would like to explore……….
O di ba? i told you………different shades of blue…….can test a true artist……….but then true artist can never go wrong for Casapsapan is a perfect canvass……….
o sabi sayo e…………..we never get tired of one background…………..
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Sites to Visit Northern Aurora
❤Aurora Pacific EcoZone (APECO)
❤ Macose Lighthouse, Sitio Ontok, Brgy. San Ildefonso, Casiguran
❤Paradiso de Casiguran, Sitio Dalugan, Brgy. San Ildefonso, Casiguran
❤Tibu Tidal Pool, Sitio Dalugan, Brgy. San Ildefonso, Casiguran
❤Dipaculao Highest point
❤Sitio Pandungan, Brgy. San Ildefonso, Casiguran
❤Casapsapan beach, Casiguran
❤Parang hills Dilasag
❤Bulawan Falls, Dinalungan
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