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.

I try to post new images weekly from my travels across this beautiful land. If you like what you see, please leave a comment or two. Or write me a note, I'd love to hear from where you cometh. Enjoy. Bobby ( Join this group to receive new postcards weekly or become a fan of my Facebook page.

Monday, March 31, 2014

#272 A River with a Story

The Pansipit river is how overflowing water from Taal Lake finds its way to the sea. Narrow in many places and shallow all throughout, it's hard to believe Spanish galleons ever navigated it. But navigate it, they apparently did. How? West of the present river is a long meandering valley that certainly looked wide enough and deep enough to be the ancient sea channel. And because they found shells and artifacts there, the locals believed they've uncovered the answer. Believe it, or not? Enjoy.

(Pixel-Peepers: The river banks were so lush I really needed a wider lens to do them justice. But since I now travel with a one lens setup... beggars can't be choosy.)

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