|Mabinay is by the way located in the central part of the Negros Island. It is 87 Kilometers northwest away from the capital Dumaguete City. So 2 hours and 30 minutes ride perhaps.|
When you reach this signage, you sure would know that you are in for an adventure. All you need to do is to register listen to the orientation, and then hike for like 10 to 15 minutes, so let's go.
|The registration and orientation area. They have a fee of P15 pesos fee for each cave a P300 peso fee for the guide. Not bad.|
The hiking starts now:
|When we reach the opening of the cave, the first question is why is the cave locked up?|
|The reason why this cave is called Crystal Cave is because it literally sparkles like diamonds when it gets hit by a light. Truly amazing!|
We were greeted by the residents of the cave.
|The tail-less scorpion or the cave spider- my memory is getting horrible.|
|The one and only cave bat. He is quite shy. He hates the light..:]|
Let us go further and take a look at the inside of the cave.
|They have to install a light on some parts of the cave to have it sparkle. It actually looked awesome with the lights on.|
|The bacon formation.|
|See those teeth? It looks scary.|
|The beauty of a column.|
There's actually a lot of fascinating formation found in this cave, and it amazes me how the love between the stalactite and the stalagmite does in order to survive and actually reach the point where they can be together after a century or two forming a column. It is indeed the story of love, giving, patience, waiting, and unselfishness.
|Bye for now. Till next time.|
This is indeed a one step closer to the intermediate caves. I wish I can go back to this lovely municipality and experience their other caves. It really made me realize how beautiful our country is. How we are to take care of these national treasures for the next generation to see. Thank you for sticking around. The next destination is on my next post...xoxo!
Photo of the day and special thanks to Phioxee for taking this shot. I lurv it!
|Swear the water did not feel on me but to it's dearest stalagmite.|