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Bagras Cold Spring Pool

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The spring comes from a big faucet, like other commercial pools, and it is not chlorinated. Its water comes fresh from the mountains! Its the suba (river) water gurgling in the pool. (Source)

Bobong Akut, the spring caretaker, beamed when he told us that the cold spring is open 24/7. “There is no time limit.
The usage of the pool depends on the customers. If they want,  they can stay here overnight,” Akut said.

The entrance fees of the cold spring are Php15.00 for children below 15 and Php 25.00 for adults. If you want to swim from morning to night (12:59PM), you pay Php35.00. If you want a swim morning until next morning (overnight), you just have  Php50.00 as payment. If you want the pool exclusively for you and your family and friends’ pleasure, it’s a deal at Php 2,500 to 3,000. Whole day.

When you are bored, need fresher air, and some signal for your mobile phone, you can go up the hill. There you will find a small cottage packed with a majestic view of the Alubijid mountains, 360 degrees. Plus, phone signal.

From the highway, this place is a 40-minute ride via habal-habal (motorcycle).

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Solar Salt Production

After 40 years, Baltazar Pepito still works at the salt flats in Alubijid, Misamis Oriental. He is seen here  carrying brine to the flats, where he will collect the salt after the water has evaporated. (Source)

A worker pours sea water into a traditional salt flat in Alubijid.

 

Solar Evaporation

Solar evaporation is probably one of the earliest methods used to produce salt. According to that process, sea water or natural brine evaporates up to the saturation point in open basins, thanks to the action of the sun and wind. Crystallization occurs in dedicated open basins as well, where the saturated brine is finally poured. Once the salt crust is formed, the exceeding water is eliminated before harvest. The raw salt may be further processed, including washing, drying, sifting and grading, if necessary and depending upon the requirements.

“A woman farmer scrapes her ready-to-harvest sea salt on a framed platform at Alubijid, Misamis Oriental on Sunday. The predicted dry season, intensified by the El Niño phenomenon this 2016, is expected to boost sea-salt harvest this coming summer.” (Source)



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GPS Location:8°35'1.22"N 124°28'40.24"E
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