Rugged Rocky Shores – Sisiman, Mariveles, Bataan
I found out about Sisiman Bay while searching for possible prenuptial pictorial locations in Bataan.
I was “googling” around for rugged shorelines in Mariveles town, and Sisiman Bay always came up among photography forums. I checked out some photographs taken by enthusiasts posted online, and indeed, the place was picture perfect.
A remnant of a light house used to stand at the edge of the rocky shore. This fragile monument had been the singular subject among photographers who visit Sisiman. Unfortunately though, the structure gave in and fell during typhoon Pedring in 2011.
I felt sad when I found out that the lighthouse wasn’t there anymore. Nevertheless, I still pestered my fiance in bringing me to Sisiman, because I may have fallen in love with the notion of visiting a place in which, perhaps, only a handful knew of.
Sisiman Bay did not disappoint, just as I imagined it to be, and more. In fact, when time permits, I wanted to have our postnuptial pictorials there. (As we never did the prenup in Bataan. Instead, we shot it in Bacolod.)
Here are some snapshots of the place. Do visit. The locals are very pleasant, too. 🙂
The highway going to Mariveles.
The local industry was fishing. I love their boats. They look festive.
Kids of Sisiman.
An abandoned structure. This serves as the “parking lot”, though we didn’t make use of this anymore. The kids would open the gate and offer you the space for a small token. They’d “watch” your vehicle while they enjoy themselves, playing. 🙂
Beautiful tree on top of a hill.
Roofless cottage. I suppose the cogon roof was blown away by the typhoon.
It was already ten in the morning when we arrived. It was very hot since the place lacks shade, but the water was cool and perfectly blue, that we really didn’t mind the temperature.
The shore reminds me of the “cantelado” shoreline off the Mediterranean Sea in Torrevieja, Alicante, Spain. I was so tempted to swim, but I didn’t have any swimwear, nor extra clothes, with me.
We have to content ourselves with dipping our feet in the cold seawater while taking in the view and savoring the sea breeze.
I love Sisiman so much, even the weeds are beautiful.