This post is my contribution to Thursday Doors, a group of door lovers hosted by Norm Frampton. This week is my final mish-mash of random photos from Sorsogon, the Philippines. It was a wonderful trip. I miss the beautiful scenery and the new friends that I made.
One of our last stops on the trip was to visit the ruins of the Cagsawa Church in Albay. Mt. Mayon, the Philipines most active volcano watches from a distance. It rumbles and spews fire and steam continuously. An eruption in 1814 buried the town of Cagsawa. The bell tower of Cagsawa Church was all that remained.
Through this bamboo door, located near the Cagsawa ruins, lovely ladies make delicious mango smoothies. I love Philippine mangoes.
The last day before traveling back to Hong Kong, I met old and new friends through these doors for one last delicious meal with plenty of wonderful conversation and lots of laughter.
On the final full day in Gubat, Sorsogon, my daughter and I enjoyed the Buhatan River Eco-Adventure river-boat cruise along the (cleaned up) Buhatan River. Floating beside banks covered in mangroves, we listened to the songs of kingfisher and watched heron swoop to catch their meal. After the sunset, sparkling lights from hundreds of fireflies danced amongst the trees.
I know … there are no doors in the last two shots, but I couldn’t help myself ending this post with photos of the amazing sunset. Where the river meets the ocean!
Next week, my Thursday Doors post will include doors from closer to home here in Hong Kong.
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