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

Sunset in St. Maarten

Some random sunset I took here in Sint Maarten (Dutch Side) and St. Martin (French Side). I used IphoneSE.

In here, I cover the lens with the sunglass. It looks great though.
This is in Happy Bay
View in my balcony
Another shot from my balcony
My favorite shot. This was taken in Cupecoy beach

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.