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, March 3, 2014

#268 Life Boat

In barrangay Nagcampengan, in Cauayan City Isabela, we found long wooden boats parked among corn fields. The boats looked weary and tired, but will likely still float if a flood rolls in, which turns out is exactly why they're strewn in the fields.

These corn fields are beside the mighty Cagayan River, which in the rainy season can overflow and rise up to 6 feet in these parts. When a flood rolls in, nearby residents, and their belongings, head for these boats to weather a few hours of rising water. When the water recedes, they return to what's left of their homes, leaving these boats parked in the fields, until destiny strikes again. Enjoy.

(Pixel-peepers: Encircling my subject in search of a composition, I saw leading lines created by a concrete pavement, rows of sapling corn, and even lone trees aligned in the distance. However you choose compose your work, numerous options abound if you look from all possible angles.)

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