It was still dark when we left Pabua Cottage, a 5 minute walk to the shore, waited for our turn to go on board and a 15 minute sail towards our destination… the White Island.
The sea was wild because of the ferocious howling of the wind; the waves were huge and tough. I was taming my rapid pounding heart, praying to reach our destination safe and sound, you see I love to travel but afraid of the deep-sea. Thank God we have disembarked unharmed. But unfortunately, our boat was damaged and had succumbed.
I had set foot to a similar island like this in Palawan, just a sandbar amidst the open-sea. But the one thing that has caught my attention was the view of Mt. Hibok-hibok and Mt. Vulcan from afar. It was a bit cloudy that day but still the panorama made me wonder how these volcanoes, in one way or another, created this extraordinary sandbar, this phenomenal island…an island born of fire.
The sun had finally set in which made the vista more appealing to the eyes. We snapped souvenir photos to be included in our travel memoir, laid down while in awe on the ivory-colored fine sand, plunged into the cold lucid water and enjoyed the gentle rays of the morning sun.
We only stayed on the island for just a short while but the memories of the scene and experience will be forever engraved in our hearts.
(you may check our budget for this tour: Northern Mindanao Region Escapade)