After my inactivity in my social media accounts for a whole week, here I am coming out from my cave. I’m still lazy though so no edits for this post, all straight from the camera.
(obligatory friendship shot)
Last week, I went on an incredible roadtrip with my friends from High School to celebrate Corrina’s coming of age(One month early). Since it was Ina’s celebration we were with one of her college friends, Meli! And Chelseah (Ane’s sister)
As it wasn’t really popular in my group of friends to have debuts, Ina chose to treat us to an adventure instead.
One magical thing happened actually. No one was late at our rendezvous at 1am in the morning.
On our way to Manila, our van overheated so we had to stay in the coastal area to wait for the new van ugh.
All we did on our way was talk. Seriously, our barkada don’t really talk to each other in the cyberspace so when we do see each other, we talk non-stop.
And of course, there’s always a part where I sleep. It’s mandatory. =))
We went island hopping after Ina’s parents bought supplies.
Just look at how clear the water is!
We had to go through some rocks (picture below) before reaching this ^ place.
Plus I had to remove my camera filter because it was fogging up.
We went to one more island before going to Nagsasa where we would set up our camp and stay overnight. (I was asleep on our way. hehe I realized I’m not really into boats.)
Yey beach! I’ll get to the camp later. We were excited to swim. Here’s Aneliese one of my best friends who also studies in UPM. Haha
After taking a lot of pictures, most of my friends went back to our camp to sleep. And Donna, Chelseah, Ina and I were the only ones left (Hence, we had sun burn. Worth it).
Now here comes the adventure.
It was said that there was a waterfall on the mountains. So it begins our journey guided by two Aetas, Mark and what was his name? I’m not really good with names. They said it was a thirty minute walk. Oh they are so wrong.
Phase 1, tall grasses. I was really excited and took lots of pictures at first.
And then it was getting tiresome. And I’ve said this a dozen times already, but it felt like walking to Mordor and going through that whole Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
We kept walking and walking
And we’re still not there. Ugh.
And when we think we’re close, we find a new, harder, phase. I’ll post more photos on a separate blog post because this is already bloody long.
Long story short, we got to the place in an hour, I think? An effing hour of walking, no water, rocks and heat. And what have we found?
A dried waterfall. Well as they say, “Endings are usually sad, but its the middle that counts the most.”
I refreshed with water just to cool my body.
The way back was easier because we already knew what kind of journey it is.
After an hour of walking again, finally we got back to the camp as soon as the sun was about to set! And bless Areeya and Shane who got left behind and cooked dinner for us yey!
And we enjoyed roasted marshmallows, hotdogs and drinks while exchanging stories at the end of the day.
PS: we slept early because we had no sleep in the previous night and I had half of my body in the tent and on the sand.