Part 2 of our Mindanao Trip.
We’re finally here.
AT CAMIGUIN ISLAND
The ferry ride
Love, love , love the ride going to Camiguiin. Cool Breeze blowngwinth a hint of salty ssmell in the air. A perfect view of the mountains and islands.
The weather is very pretty. I can’t wait to go for a swim!
We arrived at the Camiguin port around 1:00pm already. It took us almost 2 hours to get to the island. Phew!!!
Wow. This is good news.Last thing I want are dogs breathing down my back while i’m on a vacay.
We rode the “Motorela” going to our resort. The Motorela looks like this
A mini Jeep-trike.
So after buying souvenirs and take home products, we went back to the resort and was supposed to drink vodka and walk along the beach when all of a sudeen, at around 7 or 8 in the evening…..the electricity went off!!!!
Very nice right?
We’re so lucky hubby managed to find a place to buy food and the resort we stayed unfortunately doesn’t have a generator. So, we ended up eating with just the rechargable lamp. Very romantic.
We decided not to drink and just rest so that we can wake up the next morning fully recharged and swim at the White Island.
Let me tell you this, around 10 in the evening while me and hubby were sleeping, I felt the bed move. I woke up with a start and realized that there’s an earthquake!!!
The scary part of it is that the resort is super near the shoreline.
Thankfully, there’s no tsunami alert in the area. But unfortunately, the next morning, there’s still no electricity and they prohibited tourists in going to the White Island because of high tide coz it’s raining. The locals told us that they haven’t had rain for quite some time.
Another bad luck.
We still stayed positive though and just went to some other tourist spots like the Old Church and the Sunken Cemetery.
Going to the Old church is quite a long way from our resort as well. though it only took us 15 minutes.
The Old Chruch Ruins looks scary.
A bit of history:
Old Catarman Church Ruins
The church of the Old Catarman town was destroyed and partly submerged by volcanic debris during the eruption and formation of Mt. Vulcan from 1871 to 1875. Also known as Gui-ob Church, only the ruins of the church and bell tower remains of the old town. An unsightly modern white lighthouse was recently erected close to the bell tower.-Wikipedia.
After the Old Church Ruins, we went to the Sunken Cemetery.
During the volcanic birth of Mt. Vulcan that lasted from 1871 to about 1875, some areas in the town of Bonbon subsided, sinking the cemetery of the town to below sea level. The place is commemorated by a huge cross erected in 1982.- wikipedia
A few camera tricks
Those are just the tourist attractions we went to. i know, it’s totally boring but it became memorable because of the mishaps we experienced while we’re there. In fact, another bad luck happened while we were leaving the island. Our ferry had some machine trouble that while we are in the middle of the sea water, the ferry stopped and the crew told us that there is a leak somewhere at the lower deck. So, imagine the horror of it. Just thinking that our boat will sink caused me to shiver and panic. Luckily, they were able to manage navigating the boat back to the port and we wer eable to dock safely and were transferred to another ferry.
So much for our beach trip. Still, it was a total memorable experience.
Wait for part 3 of our Mindanao trip.
I’m enjoying this whole vacation trip thing.
I am not your usual traveler because travelling is expensive and it takes a lot of planning.
I only travel through my imagination. Besides, it’s free.
Till my next post.
- Camiguin White Island – So Near Yet So Far (zayzaexplores.com)
- CAMIGUIN – Island Tour (zayzaexplores.com)
- Sunken Cemetery (ireport.cnn.com)