Stalking the most beautiful places in the Philippines

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Monday, August 29, 2011

#134 Dumalaylay River Crossing

On our way home from baranggay Panipiason in Aklan, we crossed the Dumalaylay river twice on a bamboo raft deftly maneuvered by this boatman and his son. They provide a valuable service to travelers in these parts, specially those who don't want to get their socks wet.

The river crossing was one of the highlights of the entire trip. That journey on a roaring bike took us through rice fields, down paths cut through the woods, and along steep trails carved through those fog-kissed hills on the horizon. Every moment was like a roller coaster ride. Highly recommended. Enjoy.

(Pixel-peepers: The sudden downpour soaked my camera's electronics, shorting my display. The trigger still worked but without the display it's hard to tell if my manual exposures were correct. Luckily, the light that morning was pretty constant so all I had to do was to shoot around the general settings I used before the electronics conked. It worked.) 

Where in the world is Madalag, Aklan?
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