Lake Morena accommodated us well. I had fond memories with this place but we were getting restless as we wanted a new scenery. However, for some odd reasons, we could not book our weekends 2-3 weeks in advance but we always ended up finding a last minute spot here! Hence, our back-to-back camping here. Sites #78, 84, and 59 were all decently clean and shady. As far as space was concerned, #59 would be the least spacious but relatively cozy for a "couple's only" retreat. #73 on the other hand, was our least favorite because there wasn't any ounce of sun protection in this spot. If you don't mind sleeping in an oven ... this space is for you. lol
You see, mom and I always seemed to find an escape or excuse to take unnecessary self-portraits here and there. Whenever there was a lull of silence, we just ended up grabbing the camera to break the ice! And it worked! 90% of the pictures had either one of us in it, so be forewarned: photo overload.
and that's not the end of it of course! The mister's hard work needs to be given special recognition as well. The itty-bitty ax needed replacement though, I know. Our kitchen knife is prolly sharper than this one but we gotta make do of what we had at that time!
The weather was seriously smoking-HOT on all the times we camped at Lake Morena (Bring tons of sunscreen and invest on a sun shade).
It took lots of will power and patience to break those logs of wood with that ridiculous ax but he managed to keep his cool despite the heat.
Mom, on the other hand, found her niche and doze-off unceremoniously
So, whilst mom was resting, we took off and explored the perimeter. Lake Morena, actually has a thriving lake and fishing is allowed as long as you have a fishing license or a permit with you. Otherwise, if caught, you pay a fine (I heard, they can fine for around $300). No skinny dipping either! It is a protected source of water supply so no human contaminants allowed.
Ahead of me was the way towards the lake, we thought it would be close enough but with the sun beating on our backs and no water, we decided to back track and take pictures instead. Not of the scenery but of us! lol
That's the campground. It is probably around 1-1.5 miles away from the lake.
This is the closest we dared go. So close, yet so far! There really wasn't any clear path towards the lake from where we were at. Bushes and potential lurking snakes got the best of me, so we turned around.
Good authentic Filipino dishes: Pork tosino, foil-baked fish, and sour mango .... yummm!
We had a great time Lake Morena! we will surely miss the good 'ol times!