Friday, April 13, 2012

Kiltepan Sunrise in Sagada

Eastern side  from the town of Sagada, you'll see KILTEPAN viewpoint which stands for the name of three (3) barangays . . . KIlong, teTEPan and ANtadao. From town, they say you can reach it by relaxed walking of around 45minutes to an hour. Though some would take a ride going there as it's too early and dark for them to walk. The viewpoint is known obviously for the view of the three barangays and the sea of clouds Sagada is bragging about. So I got excited to witness this. Let me share to you my experiences.

THE FIRST
 . . . excited to see what this must-see sunrise was.

It was still dark when we got there. We met our guide at 4.30am

The drivers and guides decided to keep us warm by making a bonfire.

Everyone gathered to keep warm.

The first bonfire I enjoyed. Perfect for the weather.
Bonfire @ dawn

Cloudy but slowly seeing what's behind it.

We rushed to have a photo as thick clouds were coming again.

Our album shot.

Trying to keep ourselves entertained while we wait for the sun.

Sat at the edge of the rock. One careless move and  it's over for one's life :)

Hmmm . . . seriously not much to do but enjoy the clouds and the cool weather.

Hmmmm . . .yohoo  guys, where are you going? Tired of our pictorial?
No sun came out but we got to see this beautiful view.
 I promise to visit the place again and see that sun and sea of clouds . . .

and so I did . . .

The SECOND TIME
 . . . they say the SUN will come out tomorrow . . .
(so never lose hope)

I sat on the same rock and silently wishing for the sun.

I met two new friends . . . and not really sure what I was pointing at . . . maybe  a sign of sun rays.

waiting . . . 

Hmmmm . . . Gareth, a guide trying to entertain himself too as he waits for the same sun ( I think)
Not really sure why he was up there.

Met two new people again.

Getting to know each other . . . 

then . . . picture picture

Group picture . . . good company while we wait . . .

Sun rays . . . the closest we got to seeing the sun


My second attempt was a failure but still enjoyed the same view I saw on my first visit and good conversation with
new friends and acquaintances. This time I got the guts to stand up on that rock.

 I may not have seen the sun and sea of clouds again but it was a great morning and still excited to 
visit the place again.

THE THIRD TIME
 . . . they say there's LUCK on the third . . . 

I saw these men with their eye-catching cameras and lenses.


Obviously, they are photographers.

They were very friendly and they talked to me.
Awed by their lenses, I asked if they were famous people I should know.

I got different answers about if they were famous as
I didn't know if they were teasing or telling the truth.
Whether or not they are famous, I took the chance and had a photo with them.

Okay, so this is another shot of me on the rock with  a guy.
It's not what you think. It's not another story of what happened to me on that rock.
My guide and I were the only brave ones to sit on the rock and the photographers made us their subjects.

Taken by Sir Gordon from Cebu Images.

The sun peeped.

And gone the next minute.

In short, the luck I got here was that I may have met people who are shining in the world of photography.
Of course I just had to get my solo photo on the rock  standing up . . . this time, loosening a bit.

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No SUN and SEA of CLOUDS on three attempts but guess what . . .
Great view, great weather, great company . . .
I always have an interesting story to tell every time I leave the place.

I won't get tired of visiting Kiltepan viewpoint and won't stop hoping for the view Sagada is bragging about. :)

My Kiltepan story continues ... click link.


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7 comments:

wow! such an nice place! indeed a hidden paradise...

Aplonie
www.mysneakyworld.com

oh a typo in there...
a nice place is what i meant... :o)

cheerio!
Aplonie - www.mysneakyworld.com

Three visits..no sun..it only means one thing..we have to go back to Sagada for that sun.. :)
game? :)

aaaw, I was lucky to witness the sunrise when I went there. At least you have a reason to go back there right?

hope you can visit my site or even add me on your bloglist. thanks a lot. Happy Travels!

-Jan Ashlee, breakawayph.blogspot.com

wow..grabe ng patience mo maam..sana pagpunta ko dito..1 time lang may sunrise na agad..hehe

Sabe nga nila....more reasons to go back to Sagada and I don't mind going back....It's a lovely place.

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