The Philippines - The Islands of Coron, Chapter Two

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"A feast for sore eyes on our own private island in Coron!"    

「  The Islands of Coron, The Philippines  」

C H A P T E R   T W O


Coron, The Philippines
Monday, 17 September 2018

We spent about an hour or so on CYC Island, wandering it's shores, snorkeling amongst the mangroves or simply chilling and resting upon the island's golden sands. We spent about an hour getting here by boat and so many of us were starting to get hungry. Luckily our boat crew were very responsive and willing to listen to us. Therefore having told the boat crew, we set off towards what was a stunning slice of paradise - our very own private beach upon which we could feast.

Our private beach off of Coron island

We boated past a few beaches that run along the western side of Coron island, wondering when we would stop. Our rumbling stomachs were almost forgotten as we looked upon island after island as we went past, mesmerised by their beauty. Finally we started to veer left towards the island, and the boat straightened up, with a specific beach within its aim. There was not a soul to be seen for miles, not another boat, not another tourist - nothing. As we got closer, it became apparent to all of us that this private beach was just that - private. And all ours. It was beautiful.

One of the many beaches off the west coast of Coron

We moored up upon the beach, which was walled by the beautiful rocky peaks that covered the Coron region. This was our own slice of paradise, with palm trees and large rocks placed almost with intent on the beautiful golden-white sand. A single rudimentary shack stood in the middle of the island, as if it were built and immediately forgotten. I looked back towards the sea, and then on to the smoke coming out the boat. Then the wonderful scent hit me. A feast was being prepared for us on the boat by the crew. An assortment of meats, seafood, vegetables and fruits that were taken on board were now being transformed expertly into a mouthwatering meal for us. I couldn't wait.

After spending 20 minutes paddling in the water with the rest of the group (trying desperately to increase my appetite for the meal to come), the food started to come off the boat one by one, balanced expertly by the crew members to avoid plunging into the sea. Excited, the group sat ourselves down within the rustic wooden shack and was at awe at the food that lay before us.

The only building on the beach!

I didn't know where to look. From crabs to milkfish, chicken to beef adobo, spinach and tomatoes and eggplants and bananas, and a whole lot of other food I didn't even know, accompanied by the staple rice dishes of the Filipino culture. We decided to have a group photo as it was likely that this would be the only time that we'd be together as a group. As soon as the photo was taken, we tucked in.

It was amazing to learn about the new friends that we had made that day, especially now since we had a chance to learn about each other. Apart from my friend from London, there was a couple from Korea living in Seoul, another couple from China, three hilarious ladies from near Hiroshima in Japan, a mother and daughter from Colarado and finally a couple from Canada. It was a real mix of people, and it was humbling to see us all brought together by the sheer beauty of Coron. This, we all agreed on.

Our boat companions!

After our plates were taken away by the crew and we bid our final farewells to the beach upon which we feasted, we set off towards a spectacle that makes Coron so famous: the wrecks. Shipwrecks and planewrecks are scattered around the Philippine islands, with a large majority from World War II machines that found themselves at the bottom of the sea within Coron's islands. Keep up with my next post for some underwater footage of these wonders!

A definitey-NOT candid shot of me at the edge of the boat as we motored away, thanks to the American lady who took this!

F I N A L  P H O T O G R A P H S
The Islands of Coron, The Philippines


D E T A I L S
🌏 | Coron, The Philippines
📷 | Samsung S8 and DJI Drone
🎨 | 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!

Please do follow if you want to keep up with my journey through this country <3

Any upvotes or reblogs are hugely appreciated! Much love, everybody.


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lovely pix

Incedible photos of nature!

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Hehe thanks so much!

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glorious photos and interesting reading, keep it up!

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Thanks so much! Really appreciate it 🙏

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I'm amazed with your photography, keep it up! btw that place is awesome, love it.

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That really means a lot to me! And wait have you been to Coron before? Did you like it? 😊

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Beautiful nature photos!!

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Thanks!

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Thanks so much! 😊

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Thanks! Hope you enjoyed the blog.

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Incredible scenes...your smile says it all about the experience
Thanks for sharing @seetheworld.sgp

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Only happiness here!

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That is some gorgeous scenery!

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It truly is stunning ❤️

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Looks like heaven on earth. Enjoy your travels and we will follow you around via your beautiful photographs.

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It's truly outstanding. Good to have you on the trip!

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I want to be there! nice work- those crabs look good too.

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They were absolutely delicious...

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What a nice place. Love it

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Glad you approve :)

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Wow.. colors and nature are very cool

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Thanks! 😊

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beautiful... i like post you.
Good luck

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Thanks!

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What a beautiful post. Resteemed!

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Thanks soo much!

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What a nice place, Love it!

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Thanks so much!

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Wow!!! It looks awesome.
Very impressive photography. Feel like you have captured the whole beauty in your camera.
It looks like,your photos decorated with colors, that refresh the eyes.
This is one of the most beautiful photography or post I have ever seen or upvoted.
Thanks for sharing this post with us.
Keep-on sharing, Eagerly waiting for your next post.

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Thanks so much for your kind words, glad to see it's received your approval! 😊

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Very lovely photo, great shot, this beauty reminds us how beautiful the Allah is! As He is so beautiful so can create such creation, He has the idea & plan, power on each one to bring the reality, thank you very much.

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👍👌💪

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Very beautiful pics , I would like to take my vacation off at this island

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Maybe one day!

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A very good post.
Thanks for promoting my country.

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I'll continue to promote the Philippines til I die 😋

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I am happy to hear that, good morning.

mindblowing

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There's no words really

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beautiful pictures :) Its nice to see this side off the Philippines

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Thanks so much - keep followed if you liked it! Much more to come 😊 have you gene to the Philippines before?

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No I haven't been there myself, but I know some ladies that were born there :) so its nice to see what nature their birth land has to offer

will follow :)

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Oh really? That's awesome, so they live in your country, where's that? 😊 And thanks!

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We are all in the same school(learning the language) , because we moved to Sweden (I am from the Netherlands) :)

OMG such a beautiful place...!!! After seeing such photo I question on development, do we need Green Forest or natural habitat or forests of concrete...!!! Human should focus on sustainable development it is need of hour :) @seethworld.sgp

wow, what beautiful images and information about philippines is quality and abundant, really Coron Island is wonderful, congratulations!

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Thanks for your comment and glad you enjoyed your read here. Means a lot to me! 😊

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Those are really good photos, did you use a drone to take some of them as they look incredible.

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Yep used a drone! Best thing I brought on this trip.

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Cool I love flying my drone, if you want you can check out the photos that I take with my drone here @zipp03. Do you have any advice on how to take better ones and if my are good. Thank you very much. Zipp03

Really the coron island is most wonderful.Very impressive natural bbeauty,Wonderful beach,Very beautiful tress,Blue water looks so amazing,Great boat paddling experience,Very tasty food,All of you looks so beautiful,All of you are so enjoying your trip,Very big ships in the water,You and your friend looks to good,Really very attractive places,I m so enjoying your photography,Thanks for sharing.

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Absolutely these islands are absolutely gorgeous. I won't forget this trip in a hurry!

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Pictures looks really beautiful, Coron island looks just a incredible place. Congratulations for capturing some awesome pictures.

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Thanks man I truly truly appreciate your kind comments

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You Welcome

Island is super awesome and beautiful.... great photography👍

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Thanks so much! Follow if you want to keep up :)

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Beautiful pictures... wish to go there once too ;)

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Hope you get there too!

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Wow, super nice pictures. The water is so nice and clear there! I can't wait to see the underwater footage you promised :)

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Looking forward to sharing it! Need to sit down one evening and get the videos off my gopro!

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Looks too crowdy...

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You can find your own private beach if you want :)

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Bellisimas fotos! Gracias por compartirlas

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Thanks 😊

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Cool thanks, I'll have a look once I get a chance

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I dream of someday being able to visit these places, thanks for sharing!

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I hope you do too!

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Very beautiful landscape photo,i love it, it reminds me the mercy of almighty, who has created the all natures, He is the creator, He is the nourisher, maintainer, sustainer, we should obey His Command, He is Allah, we have to back again to Him. He is free from all partnership. thank you very much for such a good post.

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Thanks!

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Qué bellas y maravillosas islas. Ojalá algún día yo pudiese ir a un lugar tan bello como ese.

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Thanks so much 😊

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Nice picture, i like it. Thanks for sharing it

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Thanks! You're welcome

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Sure will do mate!

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Thanks ✌️😁

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What a beautiful nature <3

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It is indeed!

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Thanks!

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what a talent you have with the camera and story telling. Did you do any swimming. I love ocean swimming and was wondering about ocean swimming in the philippines.

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Thanks so much, means a lot to me! And yeah we swam a load in the sea. Its like a warm bath, especially when it's sunny. It's truly gorgeous.

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SO FUNNY!!! I like the lanespcape!!! Greetings From Venezuela!!!

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Thanks so much, hello from the Philippines! 😊

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wonderful photos , very nice place

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Thanks so much, it really is.

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It looks like an amazing place! I wish could visit it some time. Wish u all the best! Thanks for sharing with us

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It's indeed an incredible place!! Thanks very much, and you're very welcome. Many thanks for stopping by!

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Wonderful pictures! Have you been diving there?
What is more beautiful, El Nido or Coron?

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Sadly I didn't go diving here as I haven't got the time but apparently it's amazing! It's a tough choice between the two. El Nido has a great already accessible beach, but in terms of the tours, it's hard to beat the spectacular rocky outcrops of Coron. I'd say both beaches are stunning.

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Ohh, quiero estar allí, por favor, ven a ver mi última publicación de viaje!

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Gracias!!

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wonderful philiphine :))

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I love it! 😊

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Beautiful island mu friend

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It really is thanks!

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Yes dear

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great photo~ i wish to be there too :)

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Hope you get there too 😊

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will try arrange :) how much u spend there?

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It seems like you had great fun out there, I loved the mesmerizing views and keep flourishing buddy!

great nature, i like natural places :) , and hope someday go to some :)

Peace.

Oh my God i love that soo much. Clear and very refreshing.! Best destination for holiday

Amazing images and a great travelogue.