Panguil Bay – Mukas Mangroove

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more. ~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage

Photography 101: Triumph

I planned to take my son JJ for a late afternoon walk on Roxas Street. My nephew Kenji dropped by and he suggested that we go to the Friday “tabu-an” near the seawall. I rarely went there; just twice a year.  (The tabu-an is the Cebuano term for a makeshift market place where farmers and…

Photography 101: Experiment with Composition

These are the outcome of my photo experiments during the weekend. I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. ~John Muir

#50 Mangroove trees

I used to dislike these trees when I was in grade school; they looked weird growing in muddy waters. However, my perspective changed when Mrs. Gonzaga, my high school Biology teacher, took my class to a section of Panguil Bay; she allowed us to observe marine bio-diversity. I’ve learned that a mangrove garden played a…

World’s biggest croc?

This crocodile is all over the news ever since he got captured by the residents of Bunawan last August. His record-breaking size — 6 m long and about 1 ton weight — made this reptile an object of interest. If not for his captivity, I would never know that crocodiles exist in Panguil Bay. Roel Dahonog…

Sunset at Tubod

August  19, 2011 — We seldom see a golden sunset over Panguil Bay and here in Tubod during the wet season. I was on the balcony weeding cacti pots (since 5 o’clock pm) so I eventually saw the sky changed color by 6 p.m.  I grabbed my Kodak EasyShare M531 and took photos on sunset….

Blue crabs from Panguil Bay

Calinectes sapidus or more locally known as lambay in Cebuano has a distinct blue-green hue. Our seafood dealer Sarita often delivered some of this type of crab to our home fresh and alive. To enjoy its white meat, I often boiled it with water or with Seven-Up for a just few minutes.

Scenes at the Panguil Bay

Stratocumulus clouds hover over Ozamiz City and on Mount Malindang … no need to worry on rain for somehow the Panguil Bay seems calm. I don’t know if some passengers of the barge ever bother to admire the beauty of this area… I do. Most people living in the coastal towns surrounding this bay don’t…

Pansat for Lunch

Early in the morning, the prawn lady named Sarita delivered these two giant tiger prawns (Penaeus monodon) and some whiteleg shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) fresh from the sea. The tiger prawns are about 10 inches long while the shrimps are about 5 inches long or less. These decapod crustaceans are some of the marine life found in…