“The view was breathtaking! 🙂 It was awe-inspiring and relaxing as well.” I was so excited to reach the cove. 🙂

On our way to the cove, we made the mistake of going directly up the mountain instead of turning right. But it was a blessing in disguise for we reached Baler, Aurora’s PAG-ASA Weather Station. There we were warmly welcomed by the station manager and even invited and encouraged us to go to their office’ rooftop to see the view of the cove plus the instruments they are using to know the weather. Before leaving, we left a copy of the Bible Teach book to the station manager and went on our supposed way.

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Dicasalarin Cove as seen on top of the PAG-ASA weather station

Then it was time to take the supposed turn and the view was really captivating.

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the view of the Cove at the supposed turn

A station is found at the entrance of the turn. The staff is supposed to inform the staffs in the cove that we are arriving to prevent other vehicles from the cove to go up because of the one-way road. We also left bible-based publications to the staff and then it’s now time to travel along the steep one-way road before reaching the entrance to the cove.

Upon reaching the place, another interesting part of the property was the Artist Village, where we have seen wood sculptures and paintings of local artists.

Then it was time to approach the cove.

The cove was a pristine place.

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a panoramic view of the cove

Then, we decided to explore parts of the cove and here are some of the views along the shoreline.

Since it was really hot that day – the sun is sure smiling sweetly 🙂 we felt tired, sunburnt and famished. Then, we decided to have our lunch at the staff house. The only thing that they can offer this time is their “pancit canton”. Their pancit canton is somewhat different – for they use ferns as garnishing. It was my first time to eat ferns and I can say that it was delicious 🙂 and the pancit was able to satisfy my hunger. 🙂

We decided to visit the cove again before leaving Baler so we can still explore its other parts. These are things and views we enjoyed while staying in the Angara Family’s secluded cove.

A hike going up the Beacon or the Lighthouse.

Now, its time to visit the caves. We had to go back to the rock opening going to the smaller cove.

The caves

After exploring the lighthouse and the caves, it’s now time to enjoy swimming..

The entrance fee is 300php per head and Dicasalarin Cove is only open until 6:00pm. But in our case, since it was already raining hard by 5:30pm, we decided to quickly leave the cove since the one-way steep road will become more slippery and the danger of rocks falling from the mountain is imminent.

Maybe you have noticed that most of my blogdiaries (blogaries) are made up of a few words and a lot of images (especially in this blog – most of them though have lower resolutions compared to the images in my earlier blogaries since I’m saving space here in wordpress) – they save me from being too verbose in my musings.

Feel free to leave comments or remarks and I hope you’ll also have the opportunity to visit, explore and enjoy this remarkable and serene place.

 

 

 

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