"Unspoiled, sincere, peaceful , surprising - this is the sunset over a remote barrio that is not easy to experience in crowded beaches and touristy islands."
I have just visited a remote barangay of the historical town of Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur and did some tiring hike to steep trails to reach a waterfall. Spent much of our time, the darkness is coming in a rush. I just needed to hurry up to be safe. It was going dark and I am still at the remote barrios and it was about 15 minutes more before reaching the town center. It was not a regret, there I saw this magnificent sunset!
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What I love about exploring the remote barrios in our province and some adjacent provinces is the feeling of uncertainty.
It is the uncertainty that gives you anxiety if what you are going to discover is of worth or not, good or bad, surprising or disgusting. That's the "thrill" and I am always looking after that thrill.
I exited the remote barrio of Babal-lasi-oan in the town of Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur and I have to pass several barangays more. At a barrio called "Gusing," my brother who was driving our motorbike was rushing to get rid of the dark along this remote barrios.
But the moment I saw this magnificent sunset I told him to stop to capture this moment in time - such a wonderful sunset in a barrio.
We are about to cross a river and there is no bridge here, in fact a bridge is under construction but the construction has been stopped due to lack of funds. No choice - cross the river!
The river remained calm as if it wants us to cross safely. Aside from that, the river gave us the best spot to appreciate this scene and it allowed the sky to reflect to its calm waters for us to enjoy.
Unspoiled, sincere, peaceful , surprising - this is the sunset over a remote barrio that can hardly be seen in crowded beaches and touristy islands.