I love to take some pictures of a sunset on a sandy shore, and Sisiman Bay in Mariveles was just a perfect destination being a photo hobbyist.
This is my second time around in Mariveles, Bataan. The first one was in 2011. I read a few blogs about the Sisiman Bay and that made me thought to visit the place once more. Mariveles is a first class municipality in the province of Bataan. Sisiman Bay, where the lighthouse is erected has been one of the landscape photographers’ delights. With a view of a sunset makes the scene a picture-perfect.
|I call this the Rocky Mountain|
|At first the boy was shy to pose|
Going to Mariveles is a 3-4 hour bus ride from Cubao, Quezon City via Bataan Transit. The bus left around 9:30 a.m. The bus had its stop-over in Lubao, Pampanga and we arrived Mariveles at 1:30p.m. The first thing that came into my mind was to eat. I had some few walks around the town and found an eatery near the market.
|on my way to the lightouse where a couple just through with their picture taking|
|overlooking spot for 180 degree view of the scenery|
Expect it to be hot and I decided to take some few walks until I reached Jollibee. I took an order of choco sundae while waiting for 4 p.m. I had an opportunity to ask the crew where I could get to Sisiman Bay and the crew instructed me to take the blue tricycle which costs 50 pesos one way.
When I was at Sisiman, the scene was familiar realizing that I had an overnight stay in one of the inns at Sisiman 3 years ago.
The beach in Sisiman where you could see the lighthouse uphill was just walking distance and once you saw the abandoned structure is an indication that you have reached the bay. There was a huge rock for climbing but I did not attempt to climb being alone of my adventure.
At last I saw the newly reconstructed lighthouse and I had to wait for the sunset to take some shots. The experience in Sisiman Bay was just amazing and I took the opportunity to take some pictures of the lighthouse. And finally I have reached the destination where the locales of Mariveles are proud of.
I started packing up past 6 p.m. and unfortunately I was not able to catch up for the bus to Cubao since it has a last trip at 6:30 p.m. I took the bus going to Balanga since the bus in this town has a last trip at 9 p.m.