Thursday, July 26, 2012

Quiet thrill of Mabusay Falls in Mahinhin, Boac



Mabusay Falls

By their own admission some residents of barangay Mahinhin in Boac only became aware of a busay, waterfall in their midst during the last couple of years. Youngsters living there have, since then, made it a point to tell their relatives and visitors living in the metro about the busay, inviting them to trek over there for a couple of hours or so, to bathe in another natural wonder they’ve been given, bask in the thought of being far away from one’s own, or from other people’s mundane cares and woes. All when they come home for visits.

They call it Mabusay, waterfally (maybe not a word yet but the meaning is there), apparently referring to the many cascading rocks one encounters when hiking to the falls that provide nice waterscapes.  Cool, refreshing waters in a shallow pool await them there for at once taking a dip after a tiring trek
Coco juice and coco meat still make the special moments 
with friends even more perfect.

Caves are also hidden under the waterfalls.
Water cascades over the rocks on the way to the falls and beyond 
leading to the mountains of Bantay in sitio Baliis..

My friends from Mahinhin, Richard, Leo and Bernard, 
share the quiet thrill offered by Mabusay Falls.

The distance from central Mahinhin to Mabusay is just one kilometer but one takes a long and winding trek downhill and uphill again, then follow the river upstream till Mabusay reveals herself after a couple of hours of walking.

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