It’s the third day of my Christmas vacation in Bicol and it’s off to a promising start. The sky was much clearer and it finally looked like Dhona and I won’t have to hold back and we can go full throttle on the highway. 😀 I tried to make that sound like I’m such daredevil rider but in reality, I rarely go over a hundred kph. :p I’m just excited that I’m finally getting a break from riding in the rain.
After little exercise while playing with my pamangkins (nephew and niece) and a light breakfast, I geared up for the ride. I have barely covered 10 kms when it started to get cloudy and dark. And of course, it started to rain. I pulled over to put my raincoat on.
The misadventure has started…
I can easily turn around and call it a day but knowing that I need to be on my way back to Manila the following day, I really had no choice. I conquered 400kms of wet roads just 2 days ago so how bad can 30 kms be, right?
I wanted to go up Lignon Hill but i figured I won’t see a damn thing anyway so I just proceeded directly to Legazpi City Port. Lignon Hill Nature Park gives you a 360-degree view of Legazpi City including the majestic Mayon Volcano.
Everything was apparently the same since I was last in the city except for the addition of a Go-Kart Track in Embarcadero and The Boulevard. Embarcadero is Legazpi’s premiere waterfront lifestyle hub, commercial and entertainment center.
They may be able to close the race track but not The Boulevard that is still under construction. It’s over 4 kilometers long and offers a panoramic view of Albay Gulf, Mayon Volcano and Kapuntukan (Sleeping Lion Hill). Well, there’s really not much view in this weather.
The weather is just getting worse by the minute so I decided I had enough rain and headed home. I thought I would have better luck with Cagsawa Ruins so I stopped in Busay.
Of course, I turned around and headed straight home. My nephew was so glad I’m back so early. He wanted to trek Kawa-Kawa Hill but it could still rain at any moment so I just coaxed him into eating at Jollibee instead.
It might’ve been a misadventure because I didn’t really get to enjoy the beauty of Legazpi City at it’s best. But as a rider, just to go places, (wet or
dry ultra-wet) is something I would take rather than sitting in front of the computer any day!