Saba and Mt. Scenery

These are my shots using Iphone SE. 🙂

Beautiful view of the Bottom. I believe Saba’s university is somewhere in that structures.
Saba has a lot of chruches. What makes it beautiful is the simplicity of the design and not to mention that is at the foot of the mountain where it literally touches the clouds.
At the front of the church is a centuries old cemetery.
Saba has a lot of flora and fauna. This is a fern? not really sure
Cute white flower. For ID.
Yellow is the color of joy. These cutesy will greet you on your trail to Saba’s Mt. Scenery
Another white flowers!
Violet little flowers
Which way to go? Can’t decide
Amazing Saba!
Approaching Saba!
Leaving St. Maarten
Goodbyte for now St. Maarten

Saba and Mt. Scenery

Saba is a small island in the Caribbean which is still under the Netherland’s kingdom. It is known as the “Unspoiled Queen of the Caribbean”. Well, true indeed for I witness how the culture and heritage of this beautiful island have preserved albeit long passage of time.

Breathtaking views of Saba! What amazes me is that the houses are uniform in terms of color of the roof, the facade and the windows! Indeed Saba-mazing!

Saba is a paradise in the Caribbean region. This is the cleanest place I have been. I have seen no trash in the streets of Saba‘s town proper. A clean place is beautiful place!

If you want to have rest and maybe peace of mind, go to this place. The serenity and tranquility of the place will help you a lot in maybe figuring out what you need to figure out in life. 🙂

Saba’s churches were built as early at the 17th century! What is also amazing is there is a cemetery at the front of this church. These people were born on the 1800s. Growing up I have always had a great fascination about centuries old structure or things!

 

We did the hike to Mt. Scenery which is actually the highest point in all Netherland’s kingdom! How is that for an achievement! The trail is easy. But be sure to have a strong legs and a lot of stamina. This has 1065 steps, if my memory serves me right. Going up is tiring but at the same time refreshing because the cold wind will greet you as you slowly ascend Mt. Scenery. Also, some mountain chickens, donkey and lizards will meet you on your way! Too bad, when we got to the summit it was all cloudy. We can literally hold the clouds!

A day visit is not enough to discover Saba. This leaves us the promise to go back to her and stay with her a little longer.

Meanwhile, here is the amateur video of our hike to Mt. Scenery.

 

Mullet Bay: A Close Encounter

I have been in the island for almost a month. By far, Mullet bay is my favorite. I will have to write about other beaches I have been but this one I got so excited. Sands are the finest and the whitest. It has the clearest waters. On top of that, on the left side there are colorful fish that you will encounter if you fancy snorkeling. I saw an eel and some friendly fish. There are a lot of tourist though which is understandable. This beach is probably one of the best in the whole island.

A few miles away from Princess Juliana airport you will experience this great beach! It is  near the famous Maho. What is good about this is that you can experience it for free! No entrance fee or anything. You can bring your own food as there is no corkage! Be sure to have your car parked near the beach or else you will have to walk. But either way, it is worth it. If you can bring a hammock it will be great as well. There are really nice trees with good cool shades. You can definitely take an Instagram worthy photographs or even a Facebook profile photos! How cool is that!

You will definitely enjoy the island vibe here. I am pretty sure of that!

The Gentle Giants of Oslob

Another item ticked off my bucket list!
It was such an amazing experience! It is not everyday that you encounter big fish like this. And by big, I mean really big!  10-12 feet, I think.
I can still remember the thrill before plunging into the clear blue waters of Oslob. Adrenaline rushed in and I loved it. I guess I thrived with these hormones. I love the feeling of pressure and accepting every challenge it gives.

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Chasing Waterfalls: Binalayan Triple Drops

After our Aguinid falls encounter, we needed to see more. We were advised by my couchsurfing friend to try and visit the Binalayan Falls which is just adjacent to Aguinid falls. We rode a tricycle to the Binalayan drop off point and paid Php1o only. As usual, we need to fill up some information in the registration and paid PHP20 for the entrance fee.

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