4.21.2010

Wawa dam adventure!

On Eastern Sunday, I joined my neighbor on their trip to Wawa dam in Montalban, Rizal. It was actually an unplanned trip. On the last minute, naisipan kong sumama just out of curiosity on how does wawa dam looks like.

I took a lot of pictures. And here are some of the pictures:

The river along our way. The big & white rocks captured my attention. But the water level is a little bit low compared to what i am expected.

The mountain made of stone (if I am not mistaken adobe daw ang nakukuha dyan). Quarrying is also a common scene in this area. But I was not able to take pictures doon sa may quarry area dahil siksikan kami sa tricycle.


close up shot

This one looks like a cave. But that is in the middle of the mountain.


to wawa dam


At the dam area, a lot of people are enjoying the water. Marami ang naliligo during that day – bata at matatanda. But in my personal opinion, it is not safe to swim in that area. Masyado syang malalim at kulay green na ang water.



Our group just stayed in this place. Actually, baba yan ng wawa dam.


Going down to that place. Matarik at malalaking bato ang dadaanan.


We also crossed the bridge made of bamboo. And take note of the sign ha. Manong is waiting at the end of that bridge para maningil otherwise pababalikin ka talaga nya. Hindi pwede ang pakiusapan dyan kahit na magpipicture ka lang.
Here are the tables for rent. At P150 per table, feeling ko ang mahal nya ha considering that the place is a government property and that wala naman silang permit to operate such business there.


Of course, meron din bihisan but it's not for free.

I also interviewed Manong (the owner of the tables). I’m so glad that he entertained and answered my questions calmly and patiently. He also explained that kailangan lang daw talaga nila ng mapagkakakitaan at binabawi lang din naman nila ang expenses nila sa pagpapagawa ng mga tables and bridge kaya ganun kamahal ang singil nya.

This man is very kind naman and attentive to the needs and safety of the people that are trying to go there. And he maintains the cleanliness of that place.


Since wala akong balak maligo at ang grupo especially the kids ay mukhang nag-eenjoy ng maligo, I asked my sister & Ms E na samahan muna akong mag-ikot to see kung ano pa ang meron sa area na yon. And we discovered this one – a falls.


But going near that place is not easy. You have to cross this bridge and hindi yan kinaya ng powers ko. Promise! Ang lalim kasi ng tubig na yan.

That's it!

11 comments:

princess_dyanie said...

lahat may bayad pati pagbibihis haha! naku parang di ko keri umapak sa ganyang kanipis na kawayan. parang masisira pag ako ang umapak hahahah!

nuts said...

omg, yung last photo na bamboo lang .. i won't dare crossing the bridge, takot ako. mahirap kaya ganyan tahimik, kakatakot ang tubig. basta, ayoko ng ganyan tulay, me phobia na ko dyan.

eto pala ang wawa, at dami din naliligo ha.. init kasi.. mas mahal pa ang singil kesa sa samal ata ah..haha

shengmarie said...

One cool adventure...pwede akong sumama sa ganyan, trip ko yang mga ganyang type ng adventure.

Ibyang said...

ang dami talagang natatagong magagandang places ang Rizal. My parents live there but i've never been to Wawa Dam.

Medyo natakot ako sa mga kawayan na ginagawang bridge. Sana nga ay safe talaga ang ginawa ng mga Manong para sa mga turista.

Kayni said...

this is the kind of place i'd like to visit. i'm just surprised at the fees.

jeannycdj.com said...

ayos sa trip ah. Would like to experience that too. Parang super exciting maglakad sa kawayang manipis habang carry ko ang aking mabigat na backpack heheh!!!

jeannycdj.com said...

ayos sa trip ah. Would like to experience that too. Parang super exciting maglakad sa kawayang manipis habang carry ko ang aking mabigat na backpack heheh!!!

witsandnuts said...

Looks exciting! There's also a place in Laguna called Wawa. But near a river.

bursky said...

grabe ha, holdap kung holdap! ahaha... sana na-enjoy niyo yung trip and bakit ka di naligo? sayang naman ang chance magka-tan lines! :P haha...

pero na-miss ko magtampisaw sa tubig ngayon. lalo na sa init na to! grabe!

Rico said...

Parang medyo nakakatakot nga mag swimming dyan, hindi pa naman ako marunong lumangoy. Most probably puro kain lang gagawin ko :)

Heart of Rachel said...

I guess everything comes with a price there. But I'm sure you had fun exploring the place.

The rock trail looks challenging.

I don't think I could cross that narrow bamboo bridge.