Showing posts with label Sorsogon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sorsogon. Show all posts

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Exploring Sorsogon

On  May 2-3, 2014, we visited one of the most beautiful destination in Bicol, Sorsogon!

Sorsogon, at the southeastern part of the Bicol Peninsula, is bounded on the north by the province of Albay, on the east by the Philippine Sea, on the south by the San Bernardino Strait, and on the west and northwest by the Ticao and Burias Passes.
Except for its overland link with the province of Albay to the north, it is completely surrounded by water.
It is characterized by an irregular topography, and, except for landlocked Irosin, all the towns lie along the coast. They are all connected by concrete and asphalt roads. Mountains sprawl over the northeast, southeast and west portions. 
Sorsogon is the gateway of Luzon to the Visayas and Mindanao through its Roll-on/Roll-off ferry terminal facilities located in the municipalities of Matnog, Pilar and Bulan.

Say hello to our first destination, the Mangrove Forest!
We took our lunch as we headed to enjoy the happiest exploration at the mangrove forest!

Here are the pictures of the Mangrove Forest

The mangrove forest was so wide!

We were accompanied by local boatriders, in uniform. :)
Of course we get to plant magrove trees as we enjoyed the beautiful view of the sea, the blue sky and the mangroves..

Our next destination was the Bulusan Lake!

 Bulusan Lake is a lake on Luzon Island in the Philippines. It lies at the heart of Bulusan Volcano National Park which covers a land area of 3,672 hectares. It has an elevation of 360 meters and is located on the southeast flank of Mount Bulusan, an active volcano.
The lake is accessible either through the Maharlika Highway up to the town of Irosin passing through the towns of Casiguran and Juban. From Irosin it is another ten kilometers to the site. The other is passing through a very scenic route overlooking the Pacific Ocean (San Bernardino Strait) through the towns of Gubat, Barcelona and the center of Bulusan town.
 Bulusan Lake is formed by tectonic damming and perhaps another crater of a volcano. Its water is greenish and its waterbed is rocky and sandy and parts are muddy.
Source: Wikipedia

It is home to some endemic species of freshwater fish. It also supports some birds, mammals and some beehives. It is completely surrounded by tropical rainforest.

We also visited some of the heritage churches

 And the famous Mt. Bulusan

Mt. Bulusan, the tallest peak, rises 1,560 meters above sea level.