Batanes

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Select snaps from my July 2013 trip covering 2 of 3 of main islands, Batan and Sabtang. A more detailed account shall soon follow in my personal blog but I will leave this excerpt from my journal, written after a day’s adventures:

"It’s still hard to believe that I’m here and that ‘here’ is even a place. Even at its gloomiest, Batanes is majestic. The rolling hills with its strong winds, the untouched coasts with its angry waves, the lighthouses set against ominous clouds— it is beauty & madness in one canvas.

Tired as I am, I feel at peace here, as though I am one with the universe and, at the same time, detached from the pocket I call my world. Today, and the next few days, I escape the vomit of the everyday.”

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