Tuesday, May 22, 2007

island camp...


im back! oh yes, the island getaway was so much fun and as promised, i am posting a few pics (as if this is considered few) and would be telling you all about the trip. first off, i have to state that my schedule to Donsol, with the whale sharks, the next day was cancelled. so sadly, im forced to put off my meeting with the big thing. *sarcastic smile* and instead, spend the rest of my day exploring the beach (which is a fishing village actually) along Behia, Magallanes.

we had to wait for the national christian youth fellowship (cyf) president first for we were tasked to meet up with her and be her guide, accompany her on the way to the camp site (that's because my friend 'the president of the south bicol cyf' was under the impression that we knew exactly how to get there, yeah keep dreaming, well i guess we did, a bit). this was the cause of our departure's delay.

remember too that, that day, i had no sleep yet because i came out from work, went home to get my things, and went straight to the meeting place. having to wait for more than three hours out on the city with no bed whatsoever is tedious and totally exhausting. not to mention money wasting due to the only resort of entertainment we could focus on at that point was EATING. realizing the travel time that we had to endure later on, the exhaustion was multiplied to the nth power even before the journey.

anyway, their party (the national president along with a pastor and the north bicol president 'unexpected') arrived around 10am and we sort of estimated our time expecting that we'll be in Sorsogon after two hours. then someone blurted out something like, "but i thought it'd only be an hour to get to the campsite?", i turned around to ask "who told you that?", she replied, "why your president, of course." we all looked at each other a wide grin on our faces, and replied, "he must've been not himself, it will take two hours for the travel time to the city alone (Sorsogon), and there's like another two hours ride to magallanes, plus a few minutes boat ride and a bit of a hike to the camp site. brace yourself. it's gonna be long."



midway to Sorsogon we had to stop for lunch. after a few minutes we hurried b
ack on our way, arrived at Sorsogon around 1pm. transferred to a jeepney going to magallanes and once again proclaimed our depicted arrival of 2:30 or less. (hoping terribly for less...) while travelling to magallanes, someone texted me and said they're the ones waiting for us with the boat. ah... we were glad about this. that means upon touch down we'd be instantly transferred to the boat, the sooner we'll get to the camp site. great!

alas! we finally reached magallanes, and to our surprise, we looked for our boat and it's nowhere to be found. the party that was waiting for us was there though, and was told to send a message to the campsite informing them to send the boat to the pier where we are. we did... turned out there was no available boat... they had to cram to look for one,



and we waited and waited for another two hours! sum it all up? it was a whole day travel! (well, almost! it did feel that way!)


well, when it did arrive anyway, we went on it (with feebly legs), and became (finally) seriously excited to see the camp site. we we're of course greeted by the lovely village view of the place, and soon enough, the fun began!



continued on next post...


14 comments:

Eli said...

wow! super adventure! nice pictures!!! abangan ang susunod na kabanata....

sasha said...

Aha! Sobrang saya nyan! Kaming buong family wala pa, di pa nakapag-beach magtatag-ulan na! Waahhhh

Thanks for sharing the pics, Anka! Sayang naman u didnt get to meet Mr. White Shark hehe

Kev12 said...

tnx for droppin' by and for the comment!

Wow! You really had an exciting trip!! haha ;p

Nice pictures by the way..

Oh! exchange links alright??..

tnx!

Shane Oliver said...

try nyo rafting dito sa cdo.. ;)

K said...

That motorized bangka reminds me of my Tabacco to Virac ghetto during signal #2 typhoon. Muntik na kaming lumubog nun.

Looks like you had fun!

peter said...

it seems that yu'v faced a lot of interruptions along the way but then after all.. yur still lucky by having a chance to visit such kind of place..

take care..

Romina said...

Hey, you're back! It's been a long time since I dropped by. And glad you had a great time on your trip. ;) Keep on posting.

chase said...

Nice to see you back. Lovely photos you got there and it looks like you really had a blast. Anyway, congrats on winning the comment whore!

YNA said...

Wow. Spells fun, FUN, FUN!

Talamasca said...

The photos are just fawesome! Blues and greens galore and photowhoring sessions to boot! Woot!

aiCa said...

wow.. astig naman ng paglalakbay mo.. hehe.. kainggit.. buti ka pa nakakatravel sa Pilipinas.. *inggit* haaaay..

natasha said...

Ohh that sounds like a wonderful trip -_-

I think I would have gone crazy having to deal with all of that hahaha.

But then again.. I've never been ther so I probably would have been content just looking at the scenery x)

Sidney said...

It looks like paradise!
I am sure the whale sharks of Donsol will come back next year to meet you!

SexyMom said...

you must have had a swell of a time, despite some hitches. place was great, photographs are beautiful. nice way to end the summer!

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