Saturday, September 11, 2010

Baliw Caving

Mabinay, Negros Oriental, claimed to be the nation's Cave Capital and hosts some of the most beautiful cave and some as we were told is yet to be explored.

Though it was unclear on how one declares a place as cave capital, whether on the number of caves present in single locality or the number of people visited a certain place for spelunking. There is one thing for sure, that, to me is certain, Baliw Cave is one of the most beautiful cave so far in terms of the number of stalactites and stalagmites present that I've been to, and as we explore the depths of the earth, the excitement grew as we go down deep to the unknown.

Baliw "crazy" Cave offers a certain difficulty for first time cavers and that is why, municipal tourism office offered this cave for advanced or experienced cavers if possible or risk it yourself (waiver) to experience it. As we traverse the dark, narrow, wet, rough rocks under her bosoms, one experiences her grandeur and majestic hidden beauty.

One has to experience a lot of mud crawling, kneeling, tight holes to fit in or squeezes, waist to neck or so deep water, some insects and bats of course.

Photo Ops with Mayor (2nd from left)
Sept 5,2010, Mabinay, Negros Oriental/SES