Baler: The Northern Surfing Hub
Travel dates: June 28-29, 2014
Along with a group of friends we decided to take a break, with just a weekend at hand.
We had lunch after a long and winding trip at Bayler View Hotel.
After settling at an inn, we hired two tricycles to go exploring. We haven’t had much time, so there are only a few places that we can visit.
We haven’t had the chance to get in because it was closed. We opted for a photo opportunity with Pres. Roxas’ ride and at the plaza of the city.
A lexicon of Baler, some clay-made pots, a cozy mini ancestral home and shelves of books is what comprises of this wooden home.
A view of parked bangkas at Baler Bay (Sitio Castillo) from Ermita Hill.
Mangroves by the bay, a view from Ermita Hill.
After a moment at the Ermita Hill, we went to Diguisit Falls for a quick dip…
…and hopped off to Lukso-Lukso Islets. Pun intended.
We spent some time trying to reach Aniao Islet, but backed off for good for it’s full of sea urchins.
Yup, like that one, hiding in plain sight.
This is as far as we go. So close…
We went back at Sabang Beach and learned how to surf. I got hooked! And I hope I could come back to learn more about surfing. I don’t have any own visuals of surfing for I am enjoying the experience that I don’t even bothered having at least a selfie. Kind of seizing the moment.
Later at night there was a music festival and I am still amazed with fire dancers, the starry night, and the festival feel even though there were a few visitors.
I’ll be back soon, Baler!