Experimental outing to a virgin place in zambales
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anawangin cove zambales
no electricity? no mobile signal? and no comfortable bathroom?
Beau (Lloyd) and I really wanted to go somewhere that we really dont know. some place that is exciting. something extraordinary. something unforgettable. we searched in google several places to go and we came out to a place called "Anawangin Cove" in Zambales.
To give you short description of anawangin.
Anawangin is the nearest cove from the town proper of Pundaquit. It also is currently the most visited and developed amongst its neighboring coves. Owned by a local family who also lives in Pundaquit, they make sure that the place is well maintained and the shores are regularly
cleaned by it’s caretakers
It is unfortunate that structures such as cement houses or buildings can’t be built behind its shores, due to the fact that seasonal rain and monsoon softens the ground beneath it and waves brought about by the typhoons can easily reach the main campsite. Also, a stream flows from the mountains and through it’s banks during the rainy season.Anawangin is surrounded by mountains of rocks theoretically known to be formed by ages of volcanic activities in the past. But the most surprising phenomenon which has occured in the past years were the growth of pine trees just behind the banks of the cove. The seeds were brought there by the memorable erruption Mt Pinatubo together with the ash fall.
We arrived in Anawangin at around 3am. For the normal route you need to travel from Pandaquit
to Anawangin Island by boat but we ended crossing the island by trekking. Its a long walking
travel for almost 4-5 hours. It's a summer time so the scenery is very beautiful and fantastic.
The grass are dry. So the mountain itself is red. . I saw a dry river bed beyond the thick bushes and trees, and the contour of the mountain finally unfolded before me.
We passed through trails surrounded by shrubs, grasses and some interesting ornamental plants with the backdrop of hills and mountains from the other side. No matter how many mountains I climb, a new one never fails to amaze me.
Finally, we arrived at the peak where the 2-3 hours of descent starts. I was still catching my breath from the steepest part of our climb so far, but I didn’t pass up on the opportunity to climb some more to a higher elevation to get a better view of the cove
afte a long walk of trekking. we ended in anawangin cove itself. white sand. blue water. sorrounded
by red mountain. the place is so beautiful. The beach was everything that I expected it to be. A mixture of volcanic ash and white sand, pine trees just behind the banks of the cove and the mountains of rock blended perfectly.
The place has no electricity to use at night. no cellphone signal to contact your friends and tell them how perfect the place is. No water to drink in the place except you will buy in a small store that is so expensive. theres only one bathroom. but inspite of this the experience is the best.
at night with the full moon the night is very expressive and very proud. we walked at the seashore.
drink.smoke. and photo shoots. we slept at the seashore as well.the night is unforgettable.
we stayed in anawangin for 3days and 2 nights full of enjoynment , satisfaction and love.
until the next travel.