Saturday, July 20, 2024

Gasan: A Bicycle Journey to Haynon Hills


As I get up on the Balar Resort and Spa in Boac, I really feel excited in regards to the second day of our Marinduque Biking Problem. The lodge’s comfortable mattress and linens have all the time left me absolutely rested, making it an ideal dwelling base for our Marinduque journey.

My anticipation is momentarily dampened after I uncover my bike’s rear tire is flat. Fortunately, the Darling’s digital air pump involves the rescue, however I do know I’ll have to switch the interiors quickly. Undeterred, we set off early, heading south to Gasan and Buenavista.

Riding to south of Marinduque from Gasan
Driving to south of Marinduque from Gasan

Biking by the countryside is all the time a delight for me. The cool air and the picturesque rural life fill my senses with pleasure. I pedal at my very own tempo, regardless of being the one one with a folding bike. However as we’re driving in a gaggle with a schedule to observe, I do my finest to maintain up.

Gasan Seaview Park
Fast cease at Gasan Sea View Park

Gasan Sea View Park

We make our first cease on the Gasan Sea View Park, a well-known spot from my earlier go to because it was previously known as Reyes Park. The park affords an unobstructed view of the close by Tres Reyes Islands and is a superb place to witness a wonderful sundown. I’m reminded of its historic significance, because it was the positioning of the Battle of Marinduque in 1945, the place the mixed forces of the US and Philippines defeated the Japanese.

The St Joseph the Spouse of Mary Parish Church
The St Joseph the Partner of Mary Parish Church
Gasan Church
Gasan Church

 St. Joseph the Partner of Mary Parish Church

Subsequent, we head to St. Joseph the Partner of Mary Parish Church, only a brief trip from the park. The uphill climb to the church challenges us, however the scenic views of the coast and Gasan city make it well worth the effort. 

Gasan Church
St Joseph Spouse of Mary
St Joseph Spouse of Mary

As I enter the church, I’m captivated by its structure and well-crafted design. The heavy entrance doorways are adorned with spectacular woodwork and carvings, depicting the lifetime of St. Joseph and his household. The church’s ceilings are tastefully adorned with geometrical followers resembling anahaw leaves, whereas the ceiling beams and retablo boast intricate patterns. Even the partitions and beams are thoughtfully tiled with polished coconut shells, including a novel contact to the inside.

Gasan Church
St Joseph Spouse of Mary
Meditation backyard
St Joseph Spouse of Mary
Vintage bells

Stepping outdoors the church from the exit beside the altar, I uncover a serene meditation backyard with coastal views and a transparent sight of the Tres Reyes islands. Vintage church bells and a St. Joseph statue add to this beautiful nook’s tranquility.

Gasan Ride
View of the Tres Reyes islands on the fitting from Pinggan

Journey Minimize Brief in Pinggan

As we proceed our journey in direction of Buenavista, I take my time to seize movies and photographs of the coastal highway and the breathtaking sea views. Nonetheless, my pleasure is short-lived in Pinggan, after I notice my rear tire is shedding air once more. Not wanting to carry up the group, I made a decision to affix our assist autos and board the bike. I’ll have to switch the interiors after I get the possibility.

Haynon Hills
Haynon Hills
Haynon Hills

Excessive at Haynon Hills

Arriving on the jump-off level for Haynon Hills in Barangay Malbog, Buenavista, I’m excited to discover this new vacation spot. It requires a little bit of a hike to achieve the highest, and I empathize with the opposite cyclists as they battle to tug their bikes up the slender path. However the effort is properly value it once we attain the hilltops and are greeted by the mesmerizing panoramic views of Haynon Hills. Huge undulating hills, cattle grazing the land, and Mt. Malindig towering over the panorama make it a sight to behold.

Haynon Hills

Whereas the opposite cyclists descend down the path on their bikes, I make my approach down on foot and finally meet them on the Malbog Sulfuric Scorching Springs. After having fun with some snacks and a dip within the sizzling spring, we proceed our trip to Tungib-Lipata in Buenavista. Although my trip was lower brief because of the tire concern, I’m nonetheless grateful for the expertise. From the charming St. Joseph, the Partner of Mary Parish to the sleepy city of Pinggan, I relished each second of this countryside journey. The peaceable vibe of Marinduque has left a long-lasting impression on me, and I can’t wait to discover extra of this stunning island sooner or later.


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