Apple Picking in Warwick, New York (Masker Orchard)

Since I was young, I have been dreaming about seeing an apple tree with lots of fruits overflowing in it. And now, it just came true.  It is another box ticked off in my list! Great!

One of the “must-do” things to do during autumn is apple picking. Fortunately, NY has many apple orchards. It is my first time to experience autumn and I feel like I need to do this activity. So we searched for the 5 starred apple orchard in upstate NY and we found Masker Orchard.

Karen D in the house!

The weather was cloudy with cold winds gently blowing and the sun was peeping from time to time. It was a perfect day to pick apples. Masker Orchard is a 200-acre farmland which has (from our experience) two kinds of apple –  red and green. hahaha ( I don’t know exactly what name they have for each species. For me, it is just green and red.) Also, they sell some apple goodies like apple cider donuts, apple pie, apple ciders, and stuff that can be possibly apple flavored. hahaha!  They also sell pumpkins. We did not bother to buy pumpkins but we did take a lot of pictures with it!

Jun is weighing which pumpkin to choose.

 

Hartney loves pumpkin so much!

I think a half day is enough for apple picking unless you just wanna stay there for a picnic with your family. One full bag of apples will cost you $30. So you got to maximize the space but if you have just half of the bag then you will just pay according to weight.

Apples just made Anne the happiest girl in the world!

Overall it was a memorable experience and what makes it special is because it was with cool friends who share the same passion with selfies and love posing in front of the camera!

Here is a raw video summing up our wonderful and memorable experience doing the apple picking!

St. Martin and St. Maarten

St. Martin pertains to the French portion and St. Maarten pertains to the Dutch portion. Living in this beautiful island is wonderful. Beautiful beaches and amazing view, these are just two of the things that the island can offer!

Majestic view of Great bay in Philippsburg, St. Maarten
Cirrus clouds in above Welfare road in St Maarten
Instagram worthy pic! The view of Simpson bay lagoon.
Beautiful clear water of cupecoy in St. Maarten
Random picture somewhere in the island 🙂
This is at the rightmost part of Mullet bay.
This is during SXM Festival in Happy bay, St. Martin
Coconut tree in Happy Bay
At the spotless beach of Long bay in St. Martin
Beautiful church in Phillipsburg, St. Maarten
What a nice view of the lagoon in Cupecoy
The doors of Cupecoy in St. Maarten
This the rocky portion of Friar’s bay. Be careful with sea urchins
Friar’s Bay in St. Martin
Mullet Bay’s water is crystal clear!
The view of Simpsons bay!
at the port in Marigot, St. Martin (french side)
The lagoon view in Marigot St. Martin
Sunset watching in Maho beach in St. Maarten

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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