Island Hopping, StayCation

Marinduque Escapade: Maniwaya Island πŸ’šPalad Sandbar πŸ’š Mogpog IslandΒ 

Conquer your fear and forget about everything that making you feel bad…Live the life you’ve always wanted….Phieree

Pusang Gala goes to Marinduque.

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The Original

December last year nang pumunta kame ng Marinduque, you have two options on how to get there. Sumakay ng Roro sa Dalahican port in Quezon ​or mag hire ng boat 🚣 then ang jump off point is sa General Luna port in Quezon.​

It was a 4-5 hours bus ride 🚌 and 2 hours boat ride from General Luna port to Maniuaya Island Marinduque.

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Around 7 AM na kame dumating ng general Luna, medyo natagalan kasi kame sa pag hihintay ng mga kasabay sa Lucena Grand Terminal.

Pagdating namin sa W​awies resort medyo nagka problem kame sa bookings ko ng room accommodation. Nagkaroon ng misunderstanding. Kaya​ ang ending wala kame room hahaha sa bagong cottage na Kubo style nalang kame pinag stay

Wawies Beach Resort…

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Lunch muna​ πŸ² 🍽️

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A little story to tell…While having our sumptuous lunch nagkagulo sa hindi kalayuang side ng Island, nagulat nalang kame yung ibang tourist nagtatakbuhan. Nung sinundan namin ng tingin kung saan sila papunta nakita namin yung limang malalaking lalaki ma​​y​ buhat na isang mahaba at malaking isda. Kulay shining white parang sa bangus at orange na parang sa dragon. Ngayon lang ako nakakita ng ganun kalaking isda sa​ tanang buhay ko. Upon researched nalaman ko na OAR fish pala ang tawag dun.

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So after the eksena, nagpahinga na kame preparing for our island hopping. Around 12:30 dumating na sila kuya bangkero, yes katirikan ng araw nung mag start kame ng island hopping hehehe

The Mongpog Island…

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The Palad Sand Bar…

Ang ganda ng water…Pero medyo madami tao nung pumunta kame kaya hindi kame maka awra ng maganda hahah

Dinner 🍽️…

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Morning breeze 🌬️…Umulan nung gabi kaya super lamig napaka lakas pa naman ng aircon namin hahahaha

After an early breakfast rumampa na naman kame para libutin yung ibang part ng Maniuaya Island. That time makulimlim at maambon na kaya hindi na din kame nagtagal at hindi na masyado nakapag swimming.

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Balak namin na maaga nag umuwi kaso malakas pa daw yung alon which is true. Super dilim ng langit at maambon.

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Pero kaya naman daw, sa kabila daw kame idadaan kung sakali naman daw na hindi talaga kaya babalik kame at free stay and food daw kame. May mga boat daw kc na pabalik kasi hindi daw talaga kaya. medyo kinabahan na kame dun pero tumuloy pa din kame, nung paalis na yung boat namin may nakita kame na pabalik na boat.

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Stranded hehehe

Nung nasa bandang kalagitnaan na kame super lakas talaga ng alon at natatakot na kame. Tinanong kame ni kuya kung kaya daw ba namin lumangoy (kaloka si kuya haha) Palakas na ng palakas nung alon at talagang hindi na namin nkayanan (Imangine lima lang kame at dalwang bangkero, walang marunong lumangoy sameng lima haha) Dumaong​ muna kame sa isang isla kung saan nakatira sila Kuya, pumunta kame sa kanila at nag stay ng mga 1 oras.

Nang medyo kalmado na si dagat lumarga na kame. Lakasan nalang ng loob at lahat kame tahimik sa bangka habang nakikipagsayaw kame sa malalakas na alon. Sa Catanauan kame idinaong nila kuya, doon napakapayapa ng dagat walang bakas ng kahit na anong bagyo hahaha Basang basa yung mga damit namin kaya nagpalit pa kame.

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Calm sea at Catanauan..

Madalas na kame maka experience na ulanin sa gitna ng dagat pero for me​​ this is the scariest of them all. Grabe yung experience namin pero always remember to pray and trust your bangkeros.

Going back to reality…

πŸ“šLittle Trivia : As per research, lumalabas daw ang mga OAR fish kapag magkakaroon ng lindol or malakas na bagyo. Matatagpuan daw kasi ang OARFISH​ sa pinaka malalim na part ng dagat and kapag lumutang daw ibig sabihin ay may malakas na current daw sa ilalim ng dagat na nagtutula​k​ sa mga katulad ng OARFISH paakyat.​

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πŸ“ΈGalleries :


Travel Guide 

πŸ’°Expenses :

218.00 Cubao to Lucena Grand
160.00 Van to Gen Luna
12.00 Tryc to Gen Luna Port
1,000.00 Boat (5,000 / 5 pax)
240.00 Room Accomo (1,200.00 / 5 pax)
50.00 Entrance fee
40.00 Boat Parking in Palad Sand Bar (200.00 / 5)
20.00 Try from Catanauan to Bus terminal
180.00 Van to Lucena Grand
218.00 Bus to Cubao

πŸš—How to :

DIY : From Lucena grand terminal ride a van going to Genetal Luna, then sakay kayo ng tryc papuntang port. From there dun na kayo sunduin ng contact person nyo or pwede kayo kayo mag roro sa dalahican port Quezon.

Back to reality : From General Luna may mga dumdaan na bus or van pabalik ng Lucena Grand. May mga bus din na derecho na ng alabang. In our case sa Catanauan kame binababa ng bangkero dahil sa low pressure. Nag hintay nalang kame ng mga dadaan na bus or van.

For hassle free ride and if you are in a big group you could just rent a van.

🏘️Where to stay :

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Wawies beach resort – 0906-751-2497

They also organized tours. For more infos just visit their FB page.

https://www.facebook.com/WawiesResort/

πŸ’‘Tips and things to remember
Bring power banks though may electricity naman.
May water at walang bayad hehehe
Expect the unexpected
Visit the Island during peak season para mas ma appreciate mo yung Palad Sandbar. Parang mini Kalanggaman version ito.
Enjoy and have fun.
LEAVE NO TRACE AND TAKE NOTHING BUT MEMORIES

🐱 Travel without spending much..πŸŒ»β€‹

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Happy Feet πŸ‘£ ..

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