I am on the 6th day of my mid-year travel madness (halos isang linggo na pala akong wala sa bahay) and am starting to feel home sickness again. Sadyang hindi ata ako talaga para sa pang-mahabaang byahe. I miss the comfort of my bed and being in front of my PC. But I can't go home just yet. There's still one more destination in my list that I can't let past—the White Island of Camiguin.
Day 3 - August 20. 2013
Coming from the summit of Mt. Timpoong, the highest in the whole of Camiguin Island, we descended back to the lowlands and headed next to the famous sandbar off the coast of Mambajao. Literally, a summit to sea adventure.
White Island of Camiguin, the white dot off the coast of Brgy. Yumbing in Mambajao, is actually a sandbar of very fine white sand. Getting there is not a problem at all, as boats are readily available at the docking area in Brgy. Yumbing.
|White Island spotted from the trail of Mt. Timpoong|
|en route to the island. we sailed to the province's famous beach at 1:45 PM, and after only 10 minutes, the target place was reached.|
White Island of Camiguin
It was around 2 PM when we landed at the famed sandbar of Camiguin. I've never set foot on a sandbar before, so naturally, I am pretty much ecstatic with this another first time event of my life. It felt so amazing the moment I stepped on the soft powdery sand of White Island. Sa sobrang tuwa ko, napatakbo ako. I was too happy that I totally forgot that I was running unprotected from sun's scorching heat (nognog na naman ako pagkatapos netong trip na 'to).
|landed at Camiguin's White Island|
|Mt. Hibok-Hibok (center) and Mt. Vulcan (right) as seen from White Island.|
|bring your own shelter if you want to escape the sun's heat|
Sometimes, fishermen would also go here to sell their freshly caught bounty from the sea. According to some blogs, sea urchin is the best seller in this island.
|this is certainly one of the best spots in this province.|
|the soft sand. ansarap sa paa.|
Day 4 - August 21, 2013
Down to the last day of our trip. Uwian na! From Camiguin Island to Benoni Port to Balingoan Port to CDO city to Laguindingan Airport.
|before we left Camiguin island, we bought pastel at Vjandep Bakeshop for pasalubong. Pastel is the native bread/delicacy that originates in this island. A must try!|
End of series.
This Camiguin Island adventure as well as my Mt. Apo hike via Kapatagan Trail makes up my 6-day mid-year travel in Mindanao. Memorable experiences! Big thanks to all who joined in my adventures.
Camiguin Island Part 1.
Camiguin Island Part 2.
Camiguin Island Part 3.