Coastal view

On our way to visit Lola, our car broke down along Coastal Road.  It was quite depressing considering how desserted that place can be.  The entrance and the exit ways are just too far from each other.  My brothers had to remove the tires and carry them to the nearest gas station for vulcanizing.  Then, I was left in the van alone with my smoking dad…. and I looked out the window.


Maybe this place isn’t so desserted after all.

Coron Day 2

(Please note that all of the photos for the next few posts are taken by me and my brother Ted.  Anyone who would like to use these photos, please shoot an email to let us know where you’ll be using them.  Courtesy please.  Thanks! *grin*)

After getting the much needed rest from the hike, we had an early start.  We woke up at about 6 in the morning to prepare for breakfast.  Mon said we would have to go to the market early before island hopping; we might run out of food selections.  He was able to commission this boat to take us to wherever and cook the meal too.

Of course it was just like any other market.  Somehow it has more character.  People were not bumping into each other, the catch was fresh, and if the other vendor doesn’t have what we’re looking for, he led us to the other one that has it.  Like everyone is happy.  All the freakin’ time.

We were told that the seafood here was almost dirt cheap.  We got these  crabs for about Php 180 per kilo.  Come.  On.  FREAKING SCORE.

I don't think I've ever seen crabs this big... and this cheap.

 

I think I should go to the market more, but I don't think I'll see these vibrant colors in Manila.

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Day 12: Sunset

This is the sunset we get at Circle Road.  For a moment, I actually thought that living in the south means it’s a less congested area.  Boy, I thought wrong.


I should re-do this day.  Once I find the opportunity to find a better location.