Monday, December 16, 2013

Boat Ride to Cagbalete Island, Mauban

The boat plying the Mauban-Cagbalete Island route, only two trips a day. It leaves Mauban around 10am, reaches the island after about 45 minutes, go back before 12 noon, and takes the second and last trip at around 2 or 3pm.

Elle Marie, Bien Mary, my wife in the "front seat". Mcrae, the man in green shirt, a colleague of my wife at DLSU, also joined.

People in the boat's body, cargo on the outrigger. Rice, various food items, beer, softdrinks, ice.

This old porter caught my attention. He can carry 50+ kilos of cargo with ease, despite his advance age. I asked him how old he was, he replied something like 62 years old. Sun-burnt, lean but lots of muscle, bow ako sayo, lolo.

The boat cannot dock at the shoreline as it is shallow, a smaller boat fetches passengers from and to the shoreline of Cagbalete Island.

Nice view of the island, but this side, there are no beach resorts, only the fishing village. Visitors have to walk about 20-25 minutes to the other side of the island, where the various resorts are located.

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