Featuring Our World (Post#7) : Pagat Point
Once we reached the Pagat Point, I fall in love with the place. I remembered what I saw when we stopped a bit in Yigo in the middle of Buggy Off-Road adventure. If the scenery of the coast from the top is amazing the scenery of the coast up close are more than that. The clear ocean water and the waves that strikes the coastal cliff seems to be one of a kind. The way I looked at my surroundings, I thought I was in another world or another planet as for me it was additional paradise that I witnessed. And the uniqueness added to the place are the limestones formed around the area. These photos are part of Guam Adventure Photo Collection April 2017.
Picture Frame (Post#1) : Sunset Sailing
Sunset sceneries are common subject for photographers as it depicts different colours of the sky and it is the time of the day it influence photographers to be inspired to take shots of unique sky views. Most of the thinkers, philosophers, ideologist, artist and even common people used sunset scenery to think about life and the world around us. Sunset usually used as symbols of life of humanity which can refer to successes, accomplishments, achievements and even legacy of people, it also used to represent ages, time or end of someone or something. In other perspective, it means peace. Whatever sunset means to us whether its good or bad, we know that after dusk, the dawn will follow which symbolizes a new start.
What I liked about these photos are the boats passing under the sun and the red-orange colour of the sky. Looking at the photos, I feel the tranquility of the place and calmness of the moment. Photo is part of collections from summer outing in Canyon Cove at Nasugbu Batangas last March 2011.
Chromatic Outlook (Post#4) : Puffing Billy Steam Train
Above was a snapshot of a century old steam train in Puffing Billy Steam Railway that still runs on its original track from Belgrave to Gembrook station in Dandenong Ranges located in Victoria Australia. I captured this photo last June 2013 when we visited Puffing Billy with some of my friends and their families at Belgrave Station.
This post has been updated to add the link of and to participate in the following:
Black and White View – April 18, 2016
Black and White Wednesday – April 20, 2016
The Weekend in Black and White – April 22, 2016
View At My Window (Post#3): Cairns Sea View and Grey Peaks National Park
When I traveled in Cairns with my close friend in Melbourne, I booked a hotel which is Comfort Hotel Acacia Court which located in The Esplanade in Cairns last October 2013. The photo above is just one of the views I captured while at the terrace of our room.
After enjoying Arthurs Seat for entertaining picnic, without any plan we dropped by at Brighton Beach before ending our day. Brighton is one of the suburbs of Melbourne in Victoria Australia. Every time I heard Brighton, one thing that comes to my mind, none other than colorful Bathing Boxes. Brighton Beach is one of the area belongs to Bayside in Melbourne that I am trying to finish the coastline walk.
Without further ado, we drove down to Brighton Beach from Arthurs Seat, it took a while before we reach the place and when we arrived there, it’s almost sunset. What we were trying to explore in the beach was to find the colorful bathing boxes that still existing in the area. As per history, there are more than thousand bathing boxes before, but nowadays, there are few left because most of the bathing houses were relocated, removed and destroyed from time to time, until the remaining bathing boxes in Brighton beach considered it as historical place as of today.
Colorful Bathing Boxes at Brighton Beach
We found the lineup of bathing boxes and we enjoyed the scenery because of the colorful bathing houses with different arts painted on it. We took our time to enjoy the view while taking the photos. We saw similar people like us who just dropped by in the area just to see and take pictures of historical bathing boxes. Aside from enjoying colorful bathing boxes, we also enjoyed the sunset views in the area.
This was the last stop we had for that day and decided to part our ways hoping that next adventure will happen soon.
After I arrived in Victoria inner harbour through floatplane, my first scheduled activity was whale watching. From inner harbour airport of Victoria I was instructed where to go next so I can meet the group that I will be joining for whale watching. It was my first time to join such an adventure and I never seen a whale for real.
I arrived at the dock station where the whale watching tours that I will be joining was located. At first, I thought I am the only one in the tour because I haven’t seen much of people where I was standing. I met the guide for the whale watching adventure and then he gave me an overall uniform. At first I was confused why I need it, but when I saw other people in other boats wearing the same thing, I just followed as what instructed to me. Then, people coming by one group and another. When all of us were ready wearing our track suit and warm jumper uniforms, we hopped on the boat. I sat near the rear side of the boat. When every body were on boarded we almost filled up all the space in the boat. The next thing happened was, we started moving away from the harbour.
Snapshots during whale watching
After few minutes passed and we had some distance from the harbour, our captain and tour guide in the boat gave us a warning to hold on tight which I did and then we hit the sea as if we were racing with another boat. Every time there’s a big wave our boat didn’t slow down and I knew that was one of drivers trick for us to made us feel we were like riding a roller coaster. Everyone seems enjoying it, I enjoyed it. While we were looking for the whale I also took the chance to look around the surroundings and took a quick snapshots. We moved from one place to another, still trying our luck to catch a glimpse of whales. It took us a while in the sea. And I estimated 30 to 40 meters from us, we saw whales, there were two whales that we saw. They showed their selves to us trice but it’s really quick, and for those times I was not lucky to take photo shots as we don’t knew when they going to appear again. But even that was the case I was still lucky to see them in their natural habitat, in the sea.
Race Rocks Lighthouse and surrounding rock islands
After looking for whales, we went around the Strait of Juan de Fuca at Western part of Vancouver Island. I like the sceneries from the boat. Some shots that I got were looking towards Vancouver Island, while other shots looking towards USA as we were near at the border area. We also visited the Race Rocks Lighthouse were we found small islands and rock islands in the area before going back in Victoria harbour.