One of the things I did to kill time when I was in Tibiao, Antique was to explore the river, BAREFOOTED. I really enjoyed getting wet, walking along big and small rocks- just being close to nature.
Going barefoot makes feet muscles stronger. It is also the way to go especially when navigating on slippery portion of the river.
It was a refreshing feeling, the cold water flowing through my legs and feet, the trees thriving on the side of the riverbank, the mountain standing majestically from a distance and some locals washing their clothes (although I wish that they stop doing this).
I saw lots of birds but I would not forget the very small rock bird that I saw about 300 meters away from me. I just wish I have a telephoto-lens to capture the vivid color and graceful dance the bird did for about 2 minutes. Lovely!
After some trek and rock-scrambling, I took a quick refreshing dip. I wanted to swim more but the current downstream is so strong. It’s okay, my time in Tibiao is not wasted, I am satisfied.
My tweet: A refreshing au naturale river bath after 5miles of trail run.
Again and again, I was exhilarated! Nature’s beauty can be found in Tibiao, Antique.
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This post is a part of Visayas Trails- a 25-day journey around Western and Central Visayas (October 1-25, 2011). My primary purpose is to learn the dialect, meet locals and rediscover the sites worth visiting for my dream escapade next year.
I visited Iloilo, Antique, Boracay, Bacolod, Cebu, Bohol and Dumaguete spending a total of Php11,096 all-in excluding airfare. Thanks to CouchSurfing and friends who I met along the way, this trip would not be memorable and exciting without you.