The Philippines - The Islands of Coron, Chapter Three
「 The Islands of Coron, The Philippines 」 C H A P T E R T H R E E
I'm back online! First of all, apologies for the delayed blog. One of the disadvantages if staying in hostels is the lack of reliable Internet. Because the quality of the photographs is rather high (up to 10mb, sometimes more!), uploading is an extreme pain that can sometimes take hours. However I don't want to skimp on quality for you guys so I'd rather wait and upload high quality content for you all here!
Anyway, onwards to the final part of our island tour of Coron. We finished our lunch and made our way to the world-famous Twin Lagoons. These two lagoons are situated directly next to each other, fortified by large pillars of rock that surrounds its edges. The boat stopped at the southern lagoon where it was shallow. What befell our eyes was a stunning, shimmering sea of turquoise, with the white sand acting as a backdrop emphasising the blue of the sky reflecting upon the sea. As my friends kayaked towards the other lagoon, I decided to send my drone up from the boat. From 200 metres high, the twin lagoons beauty was emphasised even more, with both lagoons in plain sight and the boats darting around like small insects within the lagoon. From here, I jumped onto my kayak and paddled to my friends who were ahead. There was a small rock entrance between the two lagoons, no more than three kayaks wide and requiring you to duck. The other side was just as mesmering!
We kayaked for a while and cambered back onto the boat, satisfied with the photographs I was able to take. The next destination was the underwater wreckage dubbed the Skeleton Wreck, which was an old ship that was sunk in the shallow waters near Coron during World War Two. Thankfully even from snorkeling at the surface, the wreckage was in clear view, with the more experienced free divers able to dive all the way to the ship itself. The boat was surrounded by hundreds of tropical fish that didn't seem at all bothered by the tourists that swam around the wreck. Luckily the combination of my GoPro and drone gave some stunning shots of the surrounding area, emphasising the striking peaks of the nearby islands and moreso the vivid blueness of the sea.
Our last destination of the island hopping tour was to Lake Kayangan which features in many of the photos when you search for 'Coron' on the Internet. Because the pier was so high, our boat crew had to kneel down and allowed us to step on their backs to reach the pier safely. To reach, Lake Kayangan, we had to trek up about 150 steps over the peak and climb back down. At the top of the peak however is the perfect Coron picture. With the foliage in the foreground, you get the opportunity to capture the striking rock peaks of the islands, surrounding the shimmering turquoise sea and if you're lucky, the boats coming in and out of the lagoon. As you can see, the resultant picture is simply... Perfect.
The lake itself is striking, and because we arrived so late in the afternoon, it was pleasantly peaceful and calm. We swam for a bit here (but not far away as we were told that large baraccudas live in the lake!!). Finally, we climbed back over the peak (taking about 20 minutes) and arrived at our boat, which took us back to the town or Coron during sunset.
It was a perfect trip, and for the price, very well worth it too. Our tour was the Ultimate Tour B package and only cost us 1400 Philippine Pesos (about £20 or $24). I fully recommend it if you get the chance. It includes lunch, pickup and a guide!
In any case, stay tuned for our land tour of Coron. Me and my companion teared up the island on bikes, exploring the small details that the island had to offer! Blog to come in a few days now I have Internet access!! And as always, much love, all.
The Islands of Coron, The Philippines
D E T A I L S
🌏 | Coron, The Philippines
📷 | Canon PowerShot SX730 HS/DJI Spark
🎨 | Lightroom Mobile edits used
Over the next few weeks I'll be trekking through The Philippines and I'll be sharing with you my stories, emotions, advice and tips about this wonderful place. I will be doing this while sharing my photographs with all of you too. I sincerely hope this inspires you to go out there and travel!
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