The Rest of the Bicol Trip

To maximize our trip, I suggested to Yinyan that we make another stop before leaving Sorsogon. We will be a little off course but since the rain has stopped, there’s no more excuse not to ride some more.

paguriran2_coverWe refueled near Gubat, then headed for Bacon District. It won’t be my first time here. Don’t you remember my “Full Blast Romance” with island?

PAGURIRAN ISLAND

Yep, we’re here to see Paguriran Island. It’s a rocky island with a lagoon in the middle and can be reached simply by walking on a sandbar formed near it.

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Even without the sandbar, the water only gets as high as this so walking to the island is very doable.

Even without the sandbar, the water only gets as high as this so walking to the island is very doable.

too lazy (or maybe too short) to walk to the island? try the banca...

too lazy (or maybe too short) to walk to the island? try the banca…

A boy giving himself a full body scrub with sand..

A boy giving himself a full body scrub with sand..

Some gutsy teens jumping off from the cliffs..

Some gutsy teens jumping off from the cliffs..

Some dared jumping into the lagoon.. which as far as I can remember is not deep at all.

Some dared jumping into the lagoon.. which as far as I can remember is not deep at all.

First time I was here, Mayon Volcano was not visible because of the rain; this time, too much glare from the afternoon sun was messing the view.. *sigh*

First time I was here, Mayon Volcano was not visible because of the rain; this time, too much glare from the afternoon sun was messing the view.. *sigh*

We’ve had enough “beach time” from our overnight stay in Subic Beach and sidetrip to Juag Island so we only stayed for a while. Ate a few crackers, ogled at a few bikinis, drank some sode, nursed our butts, ogled some more, then prepared to leave.

Two things that is found everywhere in the Philippines: BASKETBALL and a KARAOKE MACHINE

Two things that is found everywhere in the Philippines: BASKETBALL and a KARAOKE MACHINE

Passed by the Bacon Municipal Hall on our way back to the main highway

Passed by the Bacon Municipal Hall on our way back to the main highway

Once more, we enjoyed the Sorsogon roads to the fullest. It is seldom we get to travel such distance without having to worry about any potholes. By the time we entered Albay, I suggested we see how Bicol International Airport is doing and at the same time, by-pass Daraga to save some time.

BICOL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Not much have changed since I was last here just over a year ago..

Not much have changed since I was last here just over a year ago..

the "runway" is still as soft as my mattress. Seriously! Found it quite challenging to keep the bike upright.

the “runway” is still as soft as my mattress. Seriously! Found it quite challenging to keep the bike upright.

We took a baranggay road then exited just off Camalig proper.

We took a baranggay road then exited just off Camalig proper.

When we got back to Ligao City, I had to buy something to bribe my impatient nephew who thought, we are going to be away for just a few hours

When we got back to Ligao City, I had to buy something to bribe my impatient nephew who thought, we are going to be away for just a few hours

KAWA-KAWA HILL NATURE PARK

The following day, I took my nephew and Yinyan up Kawa-kawa Hill.. The hill without a top!

The climb was "too hard" for my chubby nephew.. He was complaining all the way up! #arewethereyet

The climb was “too hard” for my chubby nephew.. He was complaining all the way up! #arewethereyet

The climb is rewarding

The climb is rewarding

some fun things to do..

some fun things to do..

Of course, my nephew was too exhausted of this little adventure of hours. To replenish the burned fats, we headed to a burger joint afterwards.

MAYON VOLCANO RESTHOUSE

Yinyan have some relatives in Manito, Albay he wants to visit. We headed there in the afternoon. We went up Mayon Resthouse before proceeding.

The Sabloyon road connects Ligao City and Tabaco City. In between is the Majestic Mayon Volcano

The Sabloyon road connects Ligao City and Tabaco City. In between is the Majestic Mayon Volcano

The view of the Tabaco and Manito area below

The view of the Tabaco and Manito area below

Mayon Resthouse has needs more attention from the local government.

Mayon Resthouse has needs more attention from the local government.

Daragang Magayon and the tourist, Yinyan

Daragang Magayon and the tourist, Yinyan

We were able to locate his relatives and went back to Ligao City after a short chat. The following day, we will return to Laguna but not before we see..

CAGSAWA RUINS

paguriran2_cagsawaThe trip back to Laguna was uneventful and Yinyan assured me he had a great time.

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About Dom de la Torre

The rider is a 20-something Filipino that rides a Honda Wave 125cc underbone. He knows little about motorcycles yet loves the experience going places on two wheels. Rider Ako is a motorcycle-slash-travel blog. The rider not only shares to you travel destinations and what to see there but also the experience of getting there. You will read about the thrills and adventure when he rides solo, the romance of riding in tandem, the camaraderie riding with a group, the excitement participating in events, and anything that he thinks you might find interesting.When he's broke and the fuel's empty, he will share stories about motorcycling how he sees it through his helmet visor.
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3 Responses to The Rest of the Bicol Trip

  1. nice ending to an amazing journey…
    di nakakapagod magbasa sir doms…
    kumbaga sa komiks, lahat ng kabanata, kaabang-abang…

  2. Fred says:

    Where did you go, Dom?

    I loved this site!

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