We swung by Capones Island at 4:30 AM, we wanted to see the sunrise from there. The sea was calm and the sky full of stars. It was a pleasing boat ride in pitch black darkness.
We started the day with a sunrise in Capones Island and capped it with a beautiful sunset in Anawangin cove.
The river at the back of the cove never cease to amaze me. The best time to go there is just after sunrise when the reflections are awesome.
We spent most of the day in Anawangin exploring the back of the cove and photo hunting. I was mainly taking IR photos, trying to see Anawangin in a "different light" :).
We had a tons of fun that day. Anawangin is one of nature's best displays.
However as I spent a quiet evening looking at the stars and enjoying the rustling of the pine leaves, I came to realize that Anawangin is heading for a big change. The cove is becoming to be more popular as each day passes. Droves of weekenders now frequent the place, some with no respect for nature.
The rights to the cove is owned by several people. One of the enterprising owners already saw peso signs with the huge crowd. The right portion of the cove (if one is facing the sea) is now very "touristy" with its colorful flags, the "entrance fee" is now Php150.00, and its boundaries clearly marked with nylon ropes. So what's next? Maybe cottages....
I sure hope that the place will not be commercialized. What's best is that they make the cove a protected nature area.
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