Friday, April 19, 2013

trekking to a fish farm in Macalelon, Quezon

While we were in my husband's hometown there's not much to do so he thought of bringing us to her sister's fish farm. The kids were excited to go, it was their first time to see a fish farm where milkfish or bangus and big crabs and prawns are grown. Sister-in-law's(SIL) news though dampened their excitements a bit when she said they've harvested the last batch of bangus a month ago. And that SIL's husband has kept the farm's water level so low for the algae to grow (this means no riding on a raft or boat for them). The algae will serve as food for the next batch of bangus.

But we were told that the beach is just a walking distance away so the kids were glad. At least they can hop to the beach. Or so we thought :(

The way to the farm was beyond the town's arc, then we walked up a hill where private lots are used to groom fighting cocks. Beyond  the hill is a 15-minutes walk to the farm.


The steep path downhill to the fishfarm made my son hesitate to go down. The red shirt of one of his cousins can be seen at the foot of the hill, almost hidden by banana leaves.

He tried to hang on to the banana trunk for support :)

 But still the path is too steep for him so I told him to walk at the other side of the bananas then he can slide himself down. :)

 And there he is down the path! He suffered some scratches and a broken nail though. :(

That girl in pink shirt and leggings is my daughter. She's more athletic than her kuya (big brother).

We passed a lot of coconut trees and there was a hut I think for the kopra process.

lots of coconut trees

a bit tired but loves the adventure! it's all new to him and his sister! he posted some pictures in Instagram, tumblr, and Twitter!

Daughter loves the trek! She kept on running and jumping with her cousins. And no she is not a bit tired (she said when I asked )!

The open space makes her happy and excited. My bunso, running after her cousins who walked ahead (they walked and ran and hopped fast!) here and were partially hidden by a coconut trunk.

Next are a lot more pictures!




At last! Almost there!

mangrove seedlings by the river bank where we passed 

My son was intrigued by the fresh mounds of mud. I told him they were made by freshwater crabs that burrow into the mud. The crabs are edible and even sold at the market.

this sight is also new to my kids, they liked it

A  portion of  the big fish farm

The kids played on a balsa (raft made of bamboos)





That was where the fresh water from the river enters the fish farm.

My son loved to walk around even if it was so hot. He loved it! He kept on taking pictures. We stayed by that small hut and ate our lunch there.



I will post some more of  the pictures we took on my next post! Have a happy weekend!

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