Double Century at Little Boracay, Part 2
Picking up where we left off in part 1… 1530, Touchdown in Little Boracay!
And so, after about 11 hours on the road we have arrived at our destination! Time to take a break, cool down, and for those not staying the night, take a refreshing dip in the cool sea before going out and take the bus home to Davao. We unloaded our gear at our rented beach hut, set aside the food we need to prepare for dinner and lounged a while.
A side note: Rates for Little Boracay Beach Resort can be found here.
After taking a couple of group photos at the beach, the 4 boys headed out to the terminal to take the bus ride home. We were then left to relax a little bit, take some photos, set up our tents, and prepare the rice to cook and the pork and fish to be grilled. We were planning on having an early dinner so we can have a longer time to relax at night, in preparation for the following day’s return ride home.
We being famished after spending almost half the day in our saddles, ate nearly everything we prepared. Everything tastes so good when you’ve had a bit of an exercise before eating, right? 🙂
1900, beach. After putting away everything not needed for the night, we then took out a bottle of The Bar Vodka for a nightcap. We sat by the beach, traded stories, eating chips and the leftover pork and fish, took some pictures and had a great time. When we finished the vodka, it was time to turn in and get some well deserved rest. We set our alarms for 0430 to catch the sun rise on the beach. 2100, lights out!
0430, beach. We were woken up by the alarm, yet it’s still dark outside. After a couple of minutes, we got up and went out. Everyone was awake, and started chatting among ourselves while waiting for the sun to rise. But sad to say, we were disappointed. So by 0600 we decided to cook breakfast so that we could ride out at around 0800. After breakfast of rice, corned beef, crispy danggit and spam, we were now starting to pack up our things for the ride home.
We were doing some last minute pictorials at the beach, horsing around and we had this crazy idea for a video shoot. It was a heck of a lot of fun to shoot, we were laughing our hearts out the whole time. I don’t know if I should post this here, I’ll ask permission from the guys first. LoL
When it was done and over with, we were in a rush to take a bath, pack our things and strap them on our bikes. We said goodbye to Little Boracay and finally rode out at around 1030. Upon reaching the terminal, Gads had to take the bus because he had work at 1600, and for sure he wouldn’t make it in time if he had not taken the bus. The rest of us cycled back the way we came.
This time, the uphill was just a few kilometers away, when we were still fresh and had energy so the climb was a bit easy and we reached the top in a short while. We took a break in the shade, and pushed on through to Malalag. We had lunch at the same carinderia the day before, at roughly the same time, and after that, it was a long and boring ride back. From Malalag, we only took short breaks on the road until we reached Mers, Digos at around 1400. We had halo2x and ice cream to cool our bodies, and relax a little bit.
After about an hour, at around 1500, we pushed on for the final leg of our journey back to Davao City. We received news that it was cloudy and about to rain in Davao so we were a bit happy that we would not spend the rest of the ride under any more heat. We were a bit faster on the ride home, and by 1630 we reached the outskirts of Toril and it was then that it started to rain, and lasted until we reached Toril proper at around 1645.
By then, JToms had gone on ahead of us on his scooter and left John, Mae and me on the road. John rode out with us until he came to the road going home, and left me and Mae for the ride back to my home.
1720, Bangkal. We stopped by a roadside stall selling buko juice, before finally pushing on to the last kilometer to my house. And finally, at 1730, Touchdown! We were home a bit wet, definitely tired with sore butts and muscles, but glowing in the accomplishment.
Trip odometer: 189.71 kilometers. See you on our next adventure!
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