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Bliss at an unlikely place near a waterfall

I laid down on the rock with about an inch of water flowing over it

I laid down on the rock with about an inch of water flowing over it

I just stared at the drab, overcast sky framed by the branches and leaves of trees while feeling the flow of water from head to foot as I laid down on the rock with a thin layer of water. I was at the part of the river, just several meters from Naglalata Falls in Bula, Camarines Sur where I rappelled earlier.

The rock was great. At a slight incline, the depressions on its surface was just enough to provide lumbar support. Below it is a skyblue pool good for swimming and a few feet around are smaller pools. It has a certain texture and feel that isn’t slippery and reminds me of the rocks inside Sumaging Cave in Sagada. And the water is not so cold.

I was daydreaming. While my companions were having second or third rappels down the waterfall surface, and can hear their laughter and taunts, I was there, lying on the rock surface. Sometimes with legs crossed or sitting down and gazing into the river down below.

It was bliss. It was calm. I was in touch with my inner self. Nature at its best.

Thanx to Naga Excursions and Jojo Villareal of Kadlagan Outdoorshop for making this possible.

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.

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  1. Estan Cabigas (@EstanCabigas)
    February 1, 2015 @ 11:39

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