Day 47: The Tale of the Liduhduniap Falls

Folklore and scary stories are part of the places we see. Bottom line, we should respect and honor the land where we walk upon.

We attempted to visit the twin falls before, but the folklore scared us away a few weeks back. So, we made the necessary arrangements for a safe trip.

The tale behind the falls

It was said that the twin falls prefer a placid environment. The more noise the tourists make, the more irritable it becomes. It was important to comply with its requirement.

diwata-ng-liduhduniap-falls

Long ago there were a bunch of tourists who went to the Twin Falls. These were young adults who enjoyed the cool water and the serene environment. But they made too much commotion. Their shouts of enjoyment were not as welcome as they thought.

It was then, that a gush of water flowed from the mountain and fell on them. They were washed away and were never found.

Following the traditions of the Twin falls, we made the necessary precautions:

  • First, ask permission in advance to any of the family members who owned the land around the waterfalls.
  • Second, do not create too much noise. The noise seem to stir the sleeping guardians of the waterfalls, thus rousing them could cause deleterious events.
  • Third, respect the environment like your own home.

After making the necessary safeguards, we were ready to set forth to the twin falls. The slippery trek down the base of the waterfalls was difficult, it was good that the weather had been dry a few days before.

There was a path of stairs, but was hidden by the undergrowth that made it almost invisible to the eye. The descent from the steep slope was already an hours worth of exercise, but the efforts were well paid.

Climbing Down

The Liduhduniap Falls was a natural wonder in this picture perfect view. If only we had a spot to take a better shot of the two falls on top of the other. There was a dense foliage where the water came from and the huge stones on the bed of the stream protruded like spectators in the crowd, unaware of what was happening around them.

Water Runs Through This Path

There was no one else who shared our view. Only our voices were heard plus the occasional chirping and cackling sounds behind the greenery of the forest. I realized why such myths enveloped the place. It was partly because of the nearness and the fragile balance in that spot of the island.

Lost Models

Good thing there was no hiccup from the mountain that would have thrown a wave of spasm in the girth of the waterfalls that day. I said to myself, we did it right.

It was still early when we left the Liduhduniap Falls and we thanked the landowners on our way back to the road.

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7 Responses to “Day 47: The Tale of the Liduhduniap Falls”

  1. MinnieRunner says:

    It’s official, you’re not at Pohnpei for work; you’re there for vacation, a long one :P

    I guess I won’t be able to set my foot at Liduhduniap, for I am NOISY :P

  2. wow!!! nice place… more pics pa…… ;D

  3. Jhong Medina says:

    Madz is right! Lol! Another great adventure Doc Z.

  4. jan geronimo says:

    It’s the inner landscapes I’m pining for. Words, the familiar turns of phrases.

    There’s truth to the lore about the place. Man is still the greatest threat to the ecosystem. Kaya pag nagplan magbakasyon dyan si Madz, warn mo agad ang immigration or whichever relevant authorities. LOL

    Peace, Madz. I’m sure you’d do well in Pohnpei katulad ng mga diwata sa ibabaw ng rocks sa pictures. :)

  5. dlysen says:

    Masarap matulog sa bato bato… malamig na bato sa tanghaling tapat.

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