Stalking the most beautiful places in the Philippines


Welcome, welcome 'o weary traveler... from where do you cometh? Are you seeking new lands to conquer, perhaps planning a visit to the Philippines? Or are you simply feeling home-sick and hungry for photographs of home? Whatever, feel free to look or share. An adventure awaits.

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Monday, November 18, 2013

#252 Bayanihan


When you need to fish around really big waves, you need a really big boat. 

In the town of Buguey in Cagayan, lobster and shrimp farmers have to fish amidst the fury of the Pacific Ocean. The solution of course was to use really big boats, bigger than what the two fishermen who man it can launch from shore. Luckily, BAYANIHAN (communal help) was at work in this coastal town. We witnessed groups of men lift boat after boat onto the water's edge, where they waited for the next big wave to take them out to sea. It was a feat of cooperation that made us proud to be Filipinos. Enjoy.

(Pixel-peepers: Everything in today's postcard conveyed a whirlwind of motion: crested waves barreling towards shore, fishermen walking a boat out to sea, and trailing footprints that reveal the chronology of their task. Now who said photographs can only freeze a single moment in time? Try it today.)


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