I was whisked off to a tricyle the moment I stepped out of the Naga City Central Bus Terminal. I was still sleepy at 4AM when I arrived, tired and have limited sleep in the almost 12 hour bus ride from Cubao. It took that long, instead of the 8 hour trip because of road constructions in Quezon province.
But there, Wyn, a friend from Naga City Tourism greeted me with a big smile. After having a quick breakfast at the beautifully designed fastfood restaurant of Biggs Diner in Magsaysay Ave., we boarded a waiting van full with Naga City Tourism or NagaX (for Naga Excursions) and Jojo who will take us around Caramoan.
We were en route to San Jose Partido, the other side of CamSur and into Sabang, the jump off point to the Caramoan Islands. But before that, we made a stopover at a highway in Ocampo where five volcanoes of Bicol can be seen at that particular point. The morning was beautiful and all five lined up perfectly.
I was wide eyed when I got to the shore of Sabang. The morning sun was still a few degrees from the horizon but the beautiful morning light cast a wonderful glow at the beach. The motorized outrigger boats which brings passengers to Caramoan were lined up a few meters from the black shore.
Behind these boats, majestic Mt. Mayon was looming in the distance. It’s perfect silhouette standing out from the sky. After about 30 minutes, my group assembled, boarded the pontoon, went up the boats and a couple of minutes more, we were off to Caramoan.
But that glorious view of Sabang in the morning? Priceless!
Thanx to Naga City Tourism, Naga Excursions