January 25, 2014
Finally, the jam-packed day 3 of our Boracay trip!
(The highlight of my third day: fly fish! Don’t worry, we’ll get to that 😛 Photo: Mike Asuncion)
Okay, I’ll skip the breakfast part… but the boys are worth mentioning here. Because even though they didn’t have enough sleep, they were the ones who prepared a hearty table of delicious breakfast for us. Sweet. Lol.
Anyway, our first activity was supposed to be island hopping, but the boat wasn’t available yet when we got there. So we decided to try the banana boat first.
(Thrilled at first, but… Photo: Mike Asuncion)
I was quite happy at first because banana boat turned out to be a bit cheaper than I thought, but as we got to experience it, my happiness wore off. It was more like a “pencil boat,” and the activity was very far from what I (we) expected. From what I know, a banana boat should be, well, banana in form and it involves turning the passengers over to the water. But all we got were endless splashes and sprinkles of painful salty water. No flipping, no thrill— just heaps of beach water splattering on our faces.
(“Happy” kids lol. Photo: Mike Asuncion)
It was really disappointing; so not worth the price. But I’m willing to give banana boat a second chance… as long as it gives me my money’s worth. 😉
(Of course, a getaway won’t be complete without a jump shot. Haha. Photo: Mike Asuncion)
Next: island hopping. Another disappointing activity.
We were promised a “three-islands-for-four- hours” experience, but we ended up having a stopover on one island only. One of my officemates like to call it “island circling.” According to manong, our boat companion (lol), it would be risky to go to the other islands (which I heard were amazing) because of the stubborn waves. We just complied and had lunch on that single island’s beautiful white sand.
And oh, before that, we were told that we could go snorkeling for free. Of course we accepted the offer, but when we got up, we were charged P20 as a “tip.” Wow. Island hopping in Puerto Galera is soooo much better.
(Happy kid snorkeling and feeding fishes lol. Photo: Mike Asuncion)
(While some of us formed sand figures and chilles by the beach, my other officemates had other plans in mind. This one’s my favorite shot. Lol. Photo: Mike Asuncion)
Strolling the other side of Boracay under the scorching sun wasn’t a really good idea, but we had no choice. Haha.
(Wow, I still can feel the burning heat of the sun while writing this caption hahaha! Photo: Mike Asuncion)
Up next: fly fish! Yes, we were so bummed by the two previous activities, but the fly fish experience made up for all the negativities!
(All smiles before the extreme event! Photos: Mike Asuncion)
Fly fish was the bomb! Really worth spending for. Fly fish didn’t disappoint; it soared very high (literally) and exceeded our expectations. We almost slipped and fell but, fortunately, we didn’t. Hahaha. I may have screamed my lungs out for the entire activity, my fly fish buddies may have had their eardrums damaged, and we may have pulled many muscles without any warm up (thus the body pains afterwards), but we all can’t deny the fact that we really had a freakin’ great time!
(Super happy kids after the blood-waking activity. Photos: Mike Asuncion)
Last, but definitely not the least: ATV!
(Them big wheels. Hahaha. Photo: Mike Asuncion)
I love biking and the occasional motorcycle driving (whenever my dad allows me haha), so when I heard about this activity where we will ride big vehicles and wander around the mountains, I immediately put it on my to-do list. And just when I thought the experience would be so liberating and feel kinda “badass,” well… it totally was!
(Photo: Mike Asuncion)
Navigating a machine that’s heavier than what I usually ride wasn’t easy, but it sure was worth it! Thumb pains and other soreness got nothing on the adrenaline and thrill that these big wheels gave me!
(Happy kid wishing to take that blue baby home hahaha. Photo: Mike Asuncion)
Day 3 was a blast! Out of the four days we spent in Boracay, this is my ultimate favorite. Sure, there were a few lows at the beginning, but the day capped itself off with new and amazing experiences that we will never, ever forget.
I’m saying that because it’s been almost a month and I can still vividly remember that day. Haha. Well, except for the money we spent on each activity. I’d rather recall the happy moments than their monetary equivalent. Hahaha.
Happy blogging (and travelling)!