This is the biggest group I ever handled! That’s why I called June 7-8 my Big Day.
These were the batch 9 people aboard Superferry from Manila to Coron. Some of the batch 9 people were already at Coron, waiting for this group to arrive in Coron. Riding a Superferry also adds fun and bonding moment for soon-to-be friends. They were stranger first to each other, and after the DIY Coron trip they became friends.
One of stop was at Siete Pecados Marine Sanctuary. Here are some underwater shots.
Here are some of the batch 9 people while in CYC Island.
We had our overnight at Banana Island. Below are my highlights of Banana Island.
The tent accommodation.
There were 3 closed cottages. Cottage 1 has 2 rooms, Cottages 2 & 3 has both single rooms.
There were 3 open cottages. This one is where I slept overnight.
The owner of the island slept here.
Some of the joiners slept here.
The blown up tent (due to sudden rain and wind) slept here in this makeshift kitchen area.
Surrounding the island are these spots.
Best to wake up in the morning in the beach side of an island.
The sand bar immersed in water.
Relaxing on a hammock.
The shadows in the island.
The whole batch 9 people before leaving banana island.
We left banana island for Culion Town.
The approach to Culion town.
Welcome to Culion Town!
Onward to the Culion Museum.
This is the museum. I decided to take pictures from the outside to see if there will be ghosts captured in my shots. Inside the museum, I felt strong presence of spirits there. It was so strong that i want to get out of the museum as soon as possible.
Then just beside the museum is the Church and the Fort.
After Culion, we went to Lusong Coral Garden.
I was able to capture this strange sea slug.
And here’s the Lusong Coral Garden.
And here’s the Lusong Wreck.
All in all, I had lots of fun in this batch 9 people. One of my favorite batch among the many batches I have.
Now I am thinking:
- Will I still continue what I have been doing?
- Is this really in my blood, to organize group trips?
- Why I have been feeling lazy arranging trips for coron?
- Why I have these ambivalent feelings?
Oh well… one thing is for sure… this thing that I have been doing since January 2008 have turned strangers into friends… provided jobs to the local people of Coron… provided cheap tours to the Filipino people… and has made traveling fun and easy… and that’s because of my DIY Coron! Until Then.