what greeted me the next morning

After a long descent from Mt. Napulawan on Holy Friday evening of April 2010, we were ready to board the bus back to Manila but found out that the next available trip is Saturday evening. Decided to spend the night in Batad, after replenishing our supplies in Poblacion market, we were yet on a more than an hour of horseback ride-like jeepney ride to Batad saddle and another 45 minute night trek to where we pitched our tents.

Tired and impatient, I was not aware of the pitch-black surroundings. Lo and behold, a beautiful sight greeted me at the break of dawn.

These photos cannot suffice to describe the wonder that is called Batad Rice Terraces.