Monday, April 20, 2009

Camiguin Weekend


Last weekend I went to Camiguin with a LOT of people, my mother, and my sister. I never had much sleep the night before and I thought the trip will be canceled because it was raining hard until dawn. Anyway, everything went according to plan and I had fun. It was not a lot of fun but it was fun in its own way.

The trip to and from Camiguin Island was done the old fashioned way. From the Agora Bus Terminal in Cagayan de Oro we headed to the municipality of Balingoan and from there went aboard the ferry and sailed to the island. Once we got to the island we headed to Mambajao where our temporary residence was located. After a festive lunch, we rested a bit and then went from one tourist spot to another.

We spent the rest of the afternoon and evening of Saturday riding the hired bus (with a kamikaze driver tsk tsk) jumping from Walkway to the Sunken Cemetery to the Old Church Ruins of Cotta Bato to the Soda Pool to the Sto. NiƱo Cold Spring to Ardent Hibok-hibok Hot Spring. We didn't have much fun at Ardent though because it rained hard and the power went out! We went "home" and slept the night away... All of us were dead tired.

Come Sunday morning the sky was cloudy and I thought it was going to rain again but it didn't! We rode a small motor-powered boat to White Island (which is actually a sandbar) and basked in the sun! After an hour we went back to the mainland taking with us some souvenirs and photos we took on the sandbar. Later on the troop scheduled a visit to Katibawasan Falls but my sister and I chose to stay in our room and prepared our stuff. After lunch we all headed home and spent 4 hours split on the ferry and in the bus. Around 6pm we finally reached our humble home.

What's good about that weekend getaway? A change of environment for less than 48 hours. Hey it's better than being stuck the whole weekend in the same place you are stuck for a long time.

The downside? We never got to explore the island on our own. It's not nice touring with a large group, believe me!

The past two days were both fun and not fun but one thing is for sure, I'm going back to Camiguin and see its real beauty...at my own pace...without having to worry about being left by a bus...and hopefully with no rain!!!

3 comments:

Karlota said...

ginahan ayo ko makakita og camiguin.. poor pa man ko oist. :(

Karlota said...

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