Saturday, September 22, 2012

Caramoan Island Hopping

4:00 AM ang call time, 4:30am kami naka-layas sa Golden Leaf Hotel. Mahuhusay na mga bata. Masunurin. hihihi! Sa mga oras na yun, ako ang batas. Kailangan mahabol ang first trip ng boat e. Hehehe! Kulang na lang maghawak ako ng flag.. pupwesto ako sa unahan nila at iwawagayway ko habang sinisigaw ang.. "Children.. dito tayo!" hihih!

Filcab Van Terminal is just a few blocks away from Golden Leaf. Pwede ng lakarin basta alam mo kung nasan ang SM. Tapat yun nun.. pero wala akong nakitang sign e. Basta pumasok lang kami sa maliit, makipot at madilim na gasolinahan. Forgive me at nakalimutan ko ang linsyak na pangalan. Wala namang mambabarang na humarang samin nung umagang yun kaya feeling ko safe naman pag madaling araw ang biyahe. Ang maganda samin, hindi na naghintay na mapuno ang van. 13 na kami e. Binayaran na lang namin yung 2 pasahero. Larga! Fare is 120.00 each.

Biyaheng langit si manong. Ka-level ng bituka ng manok ang kalsada. Ang daming curves. We left the terminal at around 4:40am. After an hour we're already at Sabang Port. I told everyone to take the right side  to see Mayon's peak before sunrise. Yes you can still see it. Masaya ang boat ride.. mapayapa.

We arrived at the port of Guijalo at 7:45am and we saw our Shuttle bus with sign Rex Tourist Inn. I thought we're the only guest that time since it's off peak and only a few anticipated the Ramadan Holiday. But I was wrong. May ibang asungot sa bus. hihihi!

Loboc ba kanyo?
Nope. Rex Tourist Inn is not a beach front resort but you can see this very refreshing view. Actually it's much better than Loboc River. Mas malinis. Wala nga lang ang mga songers at pagkain. hihihi!

umeemote si madam
We just ate breakfast for a bit then dropped our bags in our room and voila, we're good to go..

..pati ang bumble bee shades ni Rachelle, ready na rin. hihi! SAKOP lang?!


I chose the package that's good for 2 days and 1 night. P1400.00 each. Inclusive ang full board meals, accommodation, boat rental, and transpo back and fort of Guijalo. Whattapack... age. hihihi!

For 10 minutes I guess, binaybay namin ang kahabaan ng bakawan. Same experience when I went to Coron for Mangrove Kayaking. Scary. Pakiramdam ko may lalabas na buwaya anytime.

Hello Sea!
Mga isang oras pa bago kami nakarating sa first stop. Hindi ako prepared. Sabi ko pa naman sa kanila kanya kanyang dala ng pagkain at walang mambuburaot. Isa ako sa nanguna. hahaha!


karst limestone. Nasa El nido ba aketch?!? ^_^

Tinatanong namin si kuya kung nasan ang shooting location ng survivor.. wala naman kami napala sa kanya. hihihi! Palipat lipat daw kasi yun. Anyway.. Moving on..

Fishfully

Infairness, wala kaming "Gravity Issues" diba Christian Lee?!? lol!

Wala akong ideya sa mga pangalan ng mga islang yan. hihihi! Forgive me. Basta kung san na lang kami dalhin ni manong.


Enjoy na enjoy sila... Ako hindi. hihihi! Ah ewan!! Kasalanan ni El nido to e. ^_^ I'm always expecting for more than that. Damn!


I may not be pleased by the islands but the underwater scenes amazed me.. Come and see.


The corals are alive and colorful and I'm happy about it..






..but there's nothing I haven't seen before. For the first time snorkelers like most of my officemates, waging wagi ang eksena sa ilalim..Anong nangyayari sa ibabaw? Eto..

I saw sir Rene and Sir Rodel, tumatayo sa corals ang mga dyaske.
Me: "Uy wag niyong tatapakan ang mga yan!!! Alam niyo bang inaabot ng maraming taon para mabuo sila!"

Natawa lang sila. Bakit daw bigla akong naging environmentalist. hahaha!

More of the sea creatures...



At ang mga sea weeds...lol!


Okay pala ang Orange outfit ko.. hindi halata ang life vest. ^_^





I'm sure most of you already know that there's one island there with enclosed cliff and a lonely bangus reigning the area. My officemates climbed up, but I and Ms. Freda chose to snorkel. I don't think I can do that. Kapagod kaya. Isa pa... butanding na ako.. Butanding AKO! Hmmmp!

Salamat sa picture


Sumu-survivor pose?! hihih!

Chan Lloyd! lol!
I had fun while seeing my officemates with happy faces. Ako kaya ang nag organize niyan! hihihi! Pero hep! It doesn't mean I still wanna do it next year. No way! hahaha! Ang sakit sa ulo no. At ang sakit sa bulsa ng phone bills ko after.. dami kong kinontak na hotel. Whew!

Hanggang sa muli...

13 comments:

Batang Lakwatsero said...

hahaha.. natawa ako, bigla kang naging environmentalist..

ayms said...

san na CWC and others pa... can't wait...

remarx said...

Good job there for being an environmentalist! :D

Eto yung part ng Caramoan na hindi ko pa napupuntahan! :(

Chyng said...

pernes, parang gusto kong balikan tong caramoan!
ano rating mo?

SunnyToast said...

so sad I'll be in bicol next week pero di kaya ng araw ko mag caramoan...na inngit tuloy ako:( but I will just make the best of my travel pero babalik tlga for this place.

thank you for sharing!

killerfillers said...

haha ang kulit lang. Maganda rin pala dyan sa Rex. Sa may beachfront kasi kami nag-stay dati.

WANDER SHUGAH said...

the place Ive been wanting to visit! :D uggh inggit na naman ako sa mga lakwatsa mo!

bertN said...

I'm glad you told the guides not to step on the corals. Sila pa naman ang kumikita dahil duon.

Christian | LAKAD Pilipinas said...

ang hirap magandahan sa ibang mga beach pag nakapag coron/el nido na no? :P

Gabz | Pinoy Travel Freak said...

Wow! Ganda ng underwater pics. Wala pa kong underwater cam ng pumunta ako dun eh. :(

Dyan pala kayo sa bago na branch ng Rex Tourist Inn. Dun naman kami sa Centro na branch pero nakapunta kami dyan sa bago, nag-tour lang. Mas maganda at tahimik nga talaga dyan tapos may river pa. Next time gusto ko rin mag-try stay dyan. :)

Lakbay Diva said...

wow ang ganda nga ng mga corals!

true, sana di nila tinapakan ang mga corals :( may mga uber sensitive nyan na mamamatay kahit konting touch lang ng skin ng tao.

Paula O said...

I miss my CWC experience! :-)

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