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Batanes: Imnajbu rugged country

Imnajbu Rocky Terrain

I am currently arranging and archiving all of my photos from present backwards. I’m a bit of a sloth when it comes to organizing my digital files but it seems I need to systematize my work flow from now on. Anyways, with all these organizing, I realized I haven’t posted a lot of my materials yet. Will be posting some left over series from my most recent visit to Batanes for my local destination in between posts from Vietnam and China. First up is one the rugged beauty of Batanes, Imnajbu country.

Imnajbu Rocky Terrain

Imnajbu Rocky Terrain

I am currently arranging and archiving all of my photos from present backwards. I’m a bit of a sloth when it comes to organizing my digital files but it seems I need to systematize my work flow from now on. Anyways, with all these organizing, I realized I haven’t posted a lot of my materials yet. Will be posting some left over series from my most recent visit to Batanes for my local destination in between posts from Vietnam and China. First up is one the rugged beauty of Batanes, Imnajbu country.

Imnajbu on the Road

Imnajbu on the Road

Imnajbu is found 10 nautical kilometers from the provincial capital of Basco. With only a population of more than a hundred, excluding cows of course, it is considered as the smallest barangay, not only in the municipality of Uyugan, Batanes but in the whole Philippines.

Imnajbu walk on by

Imnajbu walk on by

The roadside hill with the scenic view of the large open shore and dramatic rock formation has been sensationalized in a 1991 local movie adaptation of “Wuthering Heights” entitled “Hihintatyin kita sa Langit.” Batanes was a perfect setting for this Carlos Siguion-Reyna film with a powerhouse cast of Richard Gomez, Dawn Zulueta, Michael De Mesa, Jackie Lou Blanco and Eric Quizon.

Imnajbu wide open shore

Imnajbu wide open shore

I remember the first time we went here, we stayed a while on this windswept hill. Just allowing the wind to blow our heads off while we enjoy the view of the wide open shores with the backdrop of the dramatic rock formations along the road. Nothing has changed much.

Imnajbu Sunshine

Imnajbu Sunshine

Batanes, undoubtedly still has the most scenic coastal road in the country, and a quick turn from this point on the road will open a stunning vista of the sea with the road stretching beyond it. That is what’s so great about Batanes, you seem to be walking inside a scenic postcard wherever you go.

Driving by Imnajbu

Driving by Imnajbu

More Imnajbu photos at flickr.

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