Wednesday, June 4, 2008
after arriving at the Hagnaya port in San Remegio, we were just in time for the next departure so we immediately boarded the RORO (Roll On Roll Off) Super Shuttle Ferry 3 which will bring us to the island of Bantayan. it will be an hour trip going to Sta. Fe port of Bantayan island. boat fare is P155 or $3.5. fishing is their livelihood here, so you can see large fishing boats lined up on one side of the pier.the ferry departed at 10:35am. there are several trips going there but we were after with this trip as we target to be in the island before 12:00noon. very few people were with us in this trip giving us enough space to even occupy the whole bench that's good for 5people. few people... more space. i like it that way. most of the passengers were foreign and domestic travelers like us.as usual spent time looking at the islands that we were passing by waiting for a view of the island from the ferry. i miss boat trips because the last time i traveled with a ship was more than 2years ago. minutes before the expected time of arrival we can already see the white sandy beach from the horizon. we noticed that the whole coastal stretch is filled with white sand. i can't imagine how this place has been blessed with white sand surrounding its coast. this is definitely something i've been dreaming to see and to live-in in the future.on the right side of the pier is Sta. Fe beach resort and on the left side are small beach resorts. i can't imagine that there are indeed places where a beach resort is located just beside a big pier. maybe because i was imagining the north and south harbor of Manila. the sky was gloomy when we arrived and since we were excited, we were among the first to depart from the ferry. we took a motorcycle ride going to Sugar Beach Resort which is located west of the island. the trip going to the resort completes the island aura. trees and small cottage-like houses occupies the sidewalk.we can't wait to jump and have a splash on the beach. we were so excited to see what was behind these coconut trees as we were approaching the beach. you'll definitely see that on my post tomorrow because it'll be a special day.