DAY2: POLILLO-BORDEOS ISLAND HOPPING
The next day, had breakfast before we Island Hop. The rainbow was enough to tell us of the weather for that day. It was an amazing sight to be traveling on the boat seeing the islands around. The water was getting clearer as we arrive near our island destination, we could see the corals, it was an awesome sight. The small island is a paradise, we took pictures, ate a bit, swam and enjoyed the whole island. The crustaceans, corals, mangroves and sea urchins were a real eye candy. Click on the pictures to view the whole photo:
Start of the day, Island Hopping!
Coral reefs, bare naked.
Clear, cold and refreshing sea water.
LSS: Pearly shells. From the ocean lolz
April and Allan (our gracious host).
Our original plan was to stay there for 2 days and 1 night. Fortunately (or unfortunately for Gary haha), the boat which was suppose to take us back to the Real port this morning had some sort of trouble, which was what I (or most of us) exactly wanted! With this we can visit more islands today! Whooo!
Beach Bum Marlon
Malvin, wasted, restless sleep and major hang over haha
Blue eyed sea urchin.
Flowers on the mangroves.
Flower boy Marlon, bitch haha!
Big Corals seen during lowtide:
The 2nd island we visited is as amazing as the 1st, this time it had some locals, animals and houses. It was also were we had lunch. We even saw some tiger sharks, sad to say they were dead. We were very disappointed with the locals, because these creatures are tourists magnets and for them the poor animals are just food for the table. Maybe they need to be educated about more about marine mammals? Some of us (including me) took a nap for a while. An hour here felt like 3-4 hours, time seems slow and we enjoyed every minute of it.
Tiger sharks up-close.
Tiger sharks being held by Jon.
By lunch time, we were all starving, and boy did we love what we had. Lotsa fish, fried and with sabaw (soup). After that we tried visiting another island which had caves, but due to time constraints we just sailed close to it. Its really beautiful, the corals on the side of the island cave was the size of a boulder or even bigger.
We then went to this final island we went at, which had a nipa hut where we again had rest (yeah beach bum life man!). The corals, mangroves, crustaceans, and the aqua blue sea was really amazing and awesome! If only I had brought enough battery for my digicam, I could take pictures every minute.
Crusty the crustacean
Roses among the thorns
Dried fish, one of the best food in the Philippines!
More corals beside the mangroves.
The rest house where we took a nap.
More beautiful islands we couldn't get enough of.
Gary looking for more souvenirs.
There was this white house which had a third floor, and on the roof top you could see a bird's eyeview of the surrounding islands. Man, we couldn't get enough of the beauty surrounding us. Thank God for places like this, for the beach, the trees, islands and the beautiful sunny skies.
Lastly, we went to this floating hut, but one wrong move/fall your dead. Why? Sea urchins lurk the aquatic blue beneath. After that my camera went dead, I had no more charged batteries.
Bird's eye-view on one of the island's highest point:
Last stop, floating beach house:
Sea urchins lurk beneath.
We went home, rested and left the island around 2am. Upon seeing my bike being placed on top of the jeep with the stanchion hitting one bar of the roofrack, I asked the conductor to remove my bike. Me, Gary and Malvin decided to bike back going to the Anawan port. It was raining, dark, cold and muddy, hell what's new? we've ridden in these conditions before haha its just another adventure for us. The rest of the gang rode the jeep with their bikes on top. We were just 15 mins. behind them. Another 3 hour trip back to Real port and 3 hours more for the road trip back to our homes. Its one of the cheapest rides and beach trips I've ever had. We just spend more than 1,500 pesos.
Thanks to Allan for organizing this. Thanks to Gary for the hitch. To the rest of the gang, thanks for the great company, the fart moments and the unending laughter, sober or not. ;)