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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Hagimit Falls, Samal Island in Davao

Before we left Samal Island from the resort that we stayed in “Chemas by the Sea” we took time out to drop by Hagimit Falls, a place i come across online when i was still researching for places to go at Samal Island.

It was the day of the Manny Pacquiao fight with Ricky Hatton, it was hard for me to miss the fight on TV, but i can always watch the replay of that punch that eventually flattens the hitman. But since we’re at Samal I cannot miss ditching the chance to visit Hagimit Falls, not even for a Pac-man fight.

So after a 30 minute “Habal-Habal”  ride from Chemas we arrived at the place (where you’ll start a 5 minute trek), eager for news at who won the fight I checked my phone for SMS updates, no signal available for Globe, It didn’t matter because I can already hear the water flowing in the nearby river.

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There are many people by the falls, which consists of numerous medium sized falls, some about 6 feet high to 3 feet high forming different variations of fresh water pool.


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We chose a place with few people, many are there for a day’s swim, having a picnic, playing guitars while some are taking pictures like what i intend to do, plus swim and hope it’s not that deep alright. The water was a bit colder than usual, but once you’ve dipped your whole body the temperature becomes bearable.

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I’ve been to a number of waterfalls in the past, especially during my UST Mountaineering days, this one at Hagimit belongs to the best that i’ve been to. The water aint deep, the current not that strong, it’s easy to go around as the rocks are not that slippery. I saw some families with little kids in tow, some are even brave enough to dive into the water. Something I will probably never do, since I had this fear of hitting my head on some rock underwater. Anyway that’s another fear to conquer someday.

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Anyway we stayed there for an hour, enough to enjoy the place before we make a run back to Davao City.

I look naked here hehe
I look naked here hehe
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After a brief rest, we headed back to the bus terminal at Penaplata for a bus that will take us back to Davao City (bus-barge-bus). And of course it was at this time that my friend texted me about Pacquiao’s victory. Thus the semi-smile on my face.



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