This is the 12th of a series One of the best things to see here in Coron is the approach to the island while passing through the spectacular karst limestone cliffs that comprise the islands of the Calamianes group of North Palawan. “There’s no need to go to Halong Bay or China for the same natural wonder. Its just here in Palawan.” And the best time is early in the morning as the sun is still a few degrees from the horizon. Its golden rays striking the greenery and yellow to gray walls of rock. Only a boat ride can give you this pleasure.
However, coming from Cuyo the previous night, I looked out into the sky and seems the weather is foreboding. Dark clouds are gathering early and I am a bit concerned that my shoot of the church in Culion might be affected. But for a moment I decided to enjoy the view and worry later.
It’s the third time for me to be here and each time I gaze on these rock formations rising up the waters I just feel in awe. Everytime. Wow! There’s no need to go to Halong Bay or China for the same natural wonder. Its just here in Palawan.
Early in the morning, motorized pumpboats already crisscross the waters to bring people and goods to their destinations. While these are just starting their day, fishermen are already returning from their night – dawn work. From a distance, the white Superferry against a backdrop of green is slowly cruising its way to Puerto Princesa.
And for a passenger aboard a small ship? Its a wonderful time to end one’s boat trip. Just look out the window and enjoy.