"I love how the place gave me the feeling of having an intimate relationship with nature. This water wonder is simply undisturbed..."
Forgive me, because I am thinking now that I'm already over-hyping the town. This is my 6th post for the town of Licuan-Baay. As I always tell you, this blog is a personal travel diary where I write everything I feel and think. And in Baay, there are just a lot of stories to share. I just have trekked to Panaclisan Falls, the first ever waterfall I've seen in Abra and unexpectedly, my second waterfall encounter in Abra also happened in the same town. Uhh, how I love this mountain town. It taught me a lot and allowed me to discover many things that are not mainstream.
Erratum (Photo Watermark): It should be Bulbulala, instead of Nalbuan..
This is synonymous to peace and order
In a far away forest of Baay vegetated with species of thin bamboos, giant ferns and other native forest trees is a secluded waterfall. I have always believed that if a forest is healthy, there is always a water wonder hidden within - could it be a cool spring or hot spring, rapids, waterfalls, lake, river, and the like.
Passing through dusty and sometimes muddy mountainside and intra-forest roads, a secluded waterfall was witnessed by me. The locals call this remarkable waterfall as Wilawil Falls.
Calm stream of Wilawil
Clear, shallow, undisturbed waters of Wilawil
Because it is secluded, this natural wonder is less disturbed, or undisturbed at all by human and it is located in a place where you need to exert extra effort to reach it.
In this case, you can see a pure natural masterpiece. The stream coming from the waterfall is unbelievably peaceful and calm. Withered leaves from the forest trees fall down the stream and stay underneath the surface of the shallow clear waters.
Taken from a higher elevation
The Instagrammy photo above is one of the single drops of this waterfall. What makes this Wilawil Falls secluded is the fact that the cascading waters can not be seen well from afar. You need to walk close. It is just covered by huge stones or mossy rock formations. This waterfall is simply hiding.
Wilawil Falls of Baay, Abra drops down to a narrow space between big rocks, and the waters also exit to a very narrow outlet then comes out from hiding to maintain a shallow and calm pool in front of the rocks that hide it.
Shallow pool to grace you a welcome
I love how the place gave me the feeling of having an intimate relationship with nature. This water wonder is simply undisturbed and the effort it requires in reaching this short and hiding waterfall located far from the settlements of human is probably it's most practical defense. In that way, the beauty will remain the most natural way, unaltered.