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FEATURED ROAD ADVENTURES
This page features 8 recent road trips with our beloved EcoSport.
Last March, we took our EcoSport on a 4-day roadtrip to visit the beaches of Pangasinan, and try for the first time, the winding roads to Baguio City via Kennon road.
Day 1: We left Cavite at 4 am, and reached Alaminos at 1 pm, via NLEX-SCTEX. We had a short tour around the Hundred Islands, where we rented a boat so we could island-hop. We then continued with the trip and reached Bolinao at around 4 pm. We were able to squeeze a short kayaking activity before dinner. We then spent the night in a beach-front resort in Bolinao, with magnificent views of the night sky—we saw the Milky Way and was able to take a shot with our EcoSport in the foreground!
Read more about our Bolinao-Baguio road trip here.
2. Astronomical Observations
I have another hobby—astrophotography. Check out my other blog here.
In the next few months, I will be joining scheduled astronomical observations in NCR and nearby provinces, to capture photos of the moon, planets, and galaxies. Thanks to the spacious boot of our EcoSport, I can easily transport all my equipment.
To view our previous astronomical observations, click here.
3. With our Pet Rooster
In November 2018, we’ve taken our EcoSport to an 8-hour trip to our home province in Camarines Norte and visited Bagasbas Beach in Daet.
As always, we’ve brought along our pet rooster in this trip!
During our short stay, we’ve visited landmarks such as the boundary marker between Basud and Daet, and also the two-way radio landmark famous among fellow amateur radio enthusiasts.
Here are more photos of our visit:
4. Pililla Wind Farm
In April 2018, we’ve visited the wind farm in Pililla, Rizal. Twenty-seven wind turbines are built within this wind corridor in Rizal, some of which are accessible for free to the public. The best time of year to visit this place would be from February to April, when cool wind blows strongly from the northeast (Amihan), and there is a low chance of rain (dry season).
Leaving at 4 am from Daet, we’ve reached Pililla at 11 am. We explored the place for about an hour, then continued with our journey to Cavite. Pililia is only about 50 km (2-3 hour-trip) from Manila.
5. Crosswinds Tagaytay
In May 2018, we’ve visited a coffee shop in Crosswinds, Tagaytay. The windmill shown in this photo is not an actual windmill (the blades do not rotate), but rather, a building designed to look like a real windmill. Make sure to drop by this popular landmark next time you are in Tagaytay.
6. Bataan Family Reunion
We had a grand family reunion at our home province in Mariveles, Bataan last September, 2017. We visited the view point at Sisiman, and also the mountain road to Talaga Beach (which we were able to visit in 2013 , but is no longer accessible due to damaged roads). We headed instead to the newly-developed resort, the Camaya Coast, also in Mariveles.
7. Philippine Air Force Aerospace Museum
We’ve visited the Philippine Air Force Aerospace Museum at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City. The museum features a comprehensive history of the various aircraft and aircraft-related artifacts of the Philippine Air Force, as well as an outdoor exhibit of actual decommissioned aircraft.
8. Philippine Air Force Aerospace Museum
In June 2019, I had a chance to visit the Philippine Naval Base Pascual Ledesma in Cavite. I was invited to demonstrate to members and officers of the Philippine Navy how to bounce a signal off a satellite to greatly improve a radio’s range, far enough to reach nearby countries such as China, Malaysia, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Japan.
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