Batanes by the Sea

Contemplating the weather on the windswept islands of Batanes. The island group, inhabited by the indigenous Ivatans, is closer to Taiwan than the major Philippine islands.

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A deserted beach doesn’t invite you for a swim but provides a place for meditation
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Batanes may not have the finest sand in the Philippines, but it does have some white sand beaches
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This saint is grounded at Sabtang jetty
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Sign across a school outside Basco, the provincial capital
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Fish hanging to dry
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Fish is a staple in the local Ivatan diet
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A mountain goat stands on the hillside
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The covered jetty in Mahatao protects sea vessels from typhoons and strong waves common in this area
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Rocks serve as breakwater, a dramating point where the Pacific Ocean crashed onto land
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Schoolchildren perform exercises as part of their morning routine on Sabtang Island
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