Mongpong Island: Colossal Rocks and Charming Beaches

Mention the island province of Marinduque and the first thing that comes to most people’s minds is the Moriones Festival during Holy Week. Marinduque, however, offers so much more than the colorful Lenten rites involving men and women garbed in the attire of biblical-era Roman soldiers. And so we discovered during a short trip to... Continue Reading →

White Sandbars

Sandbars are deposits of sand built up by currents offshore from a beach. The churning action caused by waves breaking on the beach excavates a trough in the sandy bottom and deposits sand into the beach and into a long built-up of sand stretching away from the shoreline. With over 7,000 islands and strong wave... Continue Reading →

Virginia and the Ghosts of History

“We talked the matter over and could have settled the war in thirty minutes had it been left to us.” So said a Confederate soldier referring to a meeting he had with a Union soldier between the lines. But it wasn’t left to them and consequently 620,000 American soldiers from both sides – more than... Continue Reading →

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