Thursday, March 29, 2007

Kawayan, Biliran

The beach in Cogon, Kawayan lies on a natural cove which is about 15 minutes by boat from the town of Kawayan in Biliran. Except by a motorbike, the beach is inaccesible by land. The beach is made of coral stones, not fine white sand. From the beach of Cogon, Kawayan one can see clearly the island of Maripipi.

This beach was seen by the priests from Naval as they were on the boat to Calbayog for the installation of Bp. Abarquez. The parish priest of Kawayan, Fr. Peejay Pabatao, OFM had to check it out first and had the cottage repaired for our coming.
The island of Maripipi is clearly seen here at the back. When one sees the tip of the mountain of Maripipi it means that the sea going there is calm.

The corals in the sea were mostly destroyed and they said it was because of dynamite fishing. But here and there, there was some growth of soft sea vegetation.

Frs. Fabs, Vic and Bedel enjoying the sea.
From left to right: Frs. Jess Ty, Fabian Mariano, Peejay Pabatao,OFM (our host), Bedel Mocorro and Sam Salazar, OFM.

Bp. Bactol of Naval relaxing after a hearty meal.

Some of the seashells that we partook. It was a seafood-galore banquet prepared by the parish priest of Kawayan.

We pitched tent for the night at the beach.

The downside for swimming here is during lowtides, as it has a shallow seashore. One has to wade further in order to swim.
The following morning, the tip of the mountain of Maripipi island was covered with clouds and it was a sign for the locals that the waves are high in crossing over to the island.

At the pier of Kawayan with Jess and Fabs with other times called Obispo island at the background.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Im from leyte kawayan balacson.. Cogon beach is near at our place