CATCHING SUNRISE AT CLAVER, SURIGAO DEL NORTE

Friday night. Ten o’clock. I was overwhelmed with excitement as the passenger van started to leave Davao City. Point of destination was the Port of Hayanggabon in the Municipality of Claver, Surigao Del Norte. I was among the group of eleven outdoor enthusiasts heading to Socorro, Surigao Del Norte to explore the famed Sohoton Cove of the Enchanted Bucas Grande Islands. Hayanggabon Seaport is the jump off harbor going to these Islands.
It was one fine evening when we left Davao City. The weather was excellent giving us hope that our journey to the Bucas Grande Islands will be fun and exciting. I have never been to the Province of Surigao Del Norte. But I’ve heard so many beautiful stories about the countless natural wonders of the province. It thrilled me thinking of going there and seeing these wonders in its full glory.
The trip from Davao City to Claver took about 7 hours passing through the different municipalities of Agusan Del Sur, Agusan Del Norte and finally Surigao Del Norte. I was hoping to see the view of these towns but since we were traveling by night, we opted to sleep while on board to gain enough strength for an anticipated strenuous yet fun filled Island Tour in Bucas Grande.
At five o’clock in the morning, I woke up realizing we were now traveling along the coastal road of Surigao Del Norte. The sky was beginning to light up. What was amusing was the amazing view of the seascape blending the pinkish orangey color of early morning sky that appeared like a painting to me. It was a welcoming treat to my eyes. A beautiful dawning of a new day was just in front of me. I learned we were already at Claver, Surigao Del Norte and heading towards the Port of Hayanggabon.
The scene was too perfect we couldn’t afford to miss. We stopped at one side. Grabbed our cameras out and started capturing what I call a “dramatic sunrise”.

This Blogger worshiping this magnificent Sunrise.

When the sky was lighting up, its pinkish orangey color started to reflect on the still waters of Claver Bay. It was a stunning scene. Moments later, the first light of the daybreak came out creating magnificent rays that really struck us. And then another glorious reflection of the rising sun reflected on the waters. It was gradual. The more it rose, the more it became striking. The colors turned more vivid. The scene became so dramatic. I was carried away by a delightful feeling of catching the perfect round shape of the mighty sun rising and shining in front of me. As the sun rose to its full glory, I realized the whole environs became alive. Truthfully, sunrises promise to give hope, light and life to everything.
I was never a sunrise person. I can’t battle waking up early and brave to catch the first light. But I always dream of capturing one beautiful sunrise that I can take pride of – one sunrise I can truly say close to perfection! SUNRISE AT CLAVER made that dream came true! To this day, this is my PERFECT SUNRISE.
As we headed to the Port of Hayanggabon, the rising sun was still in its full grandeur giving us assurance of a good weather for the day. It gave us hope for an exciting Island Exploration. That SUNRISE AT CLAVER was a good start of our day. A good start to begin an unforgettable Enchanted Bucas Grande Island Exploration.

This is the first part of “EXPLORING CARAGA REGION: The Travel Series

  1. CATCHING SUNRISE AT CLAVER, SURIGAO DEL NORTE
  2. SOCORRO AND THE BUCAS GRANDE ISLANDS
  3. CLUB TARA AND TIKTIKAN LAKE OF BUCAS GRANDE ISLANDS
  4. SOHOTON NATIONAL PARK OF BUCAS GRANDE ISLANDS
  5. THE SANDY BEACHES AND STUNNING ISLETS OF BUCAS GRANDE ISLANDS
  6. THE JELLYFISH SANCTUARY OF BUCAS GRANDE ISLANDS
  7. EXPERIENCING SAN JOSE AND THE PROVINCE OF DINAGAT ISLANDS
  8. THE LEGEND OF DINAGAT ISLANDS

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  1. Maayo nalang jud dili pangit ang weather. I’m a fan of sunrise/sunset photos. Ganda!

  2. Nice pictures, would love to go here someday 😀

  3. Ang ganda pala ng Surigao!!! hay sana makapunta rin ako dito

  4. I’m really amazed by this blog. Tons of useful posts and info on here. Thumbs up,

  5. Esther C. Marchand says:

    Simply put, glorious!!

  6. lovely photos! glad you have a grand time in Surigao! 🙂

  7. ronnie ajoc says:

    no better place to be like home.its good to wake early morning catching the sunrise from hayanggabon port see all the fisherman coming home from late nite fishing, have some tinola , sinugba ,and kinilaw.i miss that for the past 23 years will c u soon.

  8. Olan.

    You indeed gave us a glimpse on how the corners of Mindanao look like. This made me eager to still explore our own Island, the Mindanao. Congrats bai. Cant wait to read our “Mindanao Bliss”.

    • Hi Bonz. 🙂 I always believe that our Island Mindanao is blessed with ample of natural wonders truly unique and unspoiled just waiting for us to be discovered and explored. 🙂 That is why, i will never get tired of going places as far as Dinagat Islands, Balut Island and Tawi Tawi to learn more about our home Island. SALAMAT pud Bonz for your continued efforts of showcasing the best of our Mindanao. 🙂

  9. Amazing sunrise photos!!

  10. Super nice ng photos! Anong camera gamit mo?

  11. San mas maganda puntahan? Surigao del norte or surigao del Sur? I want to go to both location kaya lang ilang oras from surigao del norte to sur? vice versa.. Please reply…. 🙂

    Thanks!!!!

    • I say BOTH! 🙂

    • depende kung saan ang base point mo. if manila-butuan ka, 3 hours ang byahe from butuan to surigao/ surigao del norte. depende din yan kon pupunta ka ng socorro at siargao island. from butuan to surigao del sur ka mga 2-3 hours din depende kung saan sa surigao del sur. from surigao city to surigao del sur 8 hours cguro.

      from davao naman, 8-10 hours byahe papuntang surigao city. pero mas maiksi ang time from davao to surigao del sur.

  12. Shaggie de Leon says:

    This is so amazing. Wherever you`ll go, i´ll follow you. Haha! I`ll Explore surigao soon.

  13. i am a sunrise/sunset person. like na like ko photos mo. taga surigao ako ha pero di pa ako nakapunta diyan sa claver.

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