I finally finished organizing the pictures from our trip and I thought I’d post several of my favorite pictures just to give you guys an idea of how beautiful Coron is. Coron is a municipality of the province of Palawan, an hour or so away by plane from Manila. Here’s more information from Wikipedia:
The municipality covers part of Busuanga Island and all of the nearby Coron Island. Both islands are part of the Calamian Group of Islands in northern Palawan. The main industries of Coron are fishing and tourism, being a popular diving location. The aquatic views from the sunken Japanese warships off Coron Island are listed in Forbes Traveler Magazine’s top 10 best scuba diving sites in the world.
We went to several islands in Coron and although we didn’t go diving, we went snorkeling in most of the sights. I was amazed at how alive and vibrant the underwater life there was. We also got to see three shipwrecks and one was even close enough to touch. We couldn’t help but sing “Part of Your World” from Little Mermaid while snorkeling because it just fit the experience. I’m really not a good swimmer but I really enjoyed the snorkeling aspect of this trip. And the beaches are nice! Fine white sand and clear waters.
Here are the pictures. Click on them to make them larger. The first one is the view from our plane when we were about to land. I think it’s pretty neat, it looks like a map.
The next one is from one of my favorite sites – Kayangan Lake. I read from somewhere that Kayangan Lake is the clearest lake in the Philippines and I’m not surprised. It was refreshing to swim there.
Next is a picture of me feeding fishes! I love this picture.
I took a lot of underwater pictures during our trip and was amazed at how clear some of the pictures were. My camera isn’t waterproof so I just used a clear plastic pouch for it. Here’s a picture of the corals:
This is a picture of the beach in Calumbayan Island, where we had lunch on our third day:
Last but certainly not the least is Malcapuya Island, where we spent a whole day just relaxing and enjoying the beach.
Let me know what you think of these pictures. I’m going to upload more after my lomo films have been processed.