All The Way With Magayon... Finally!
Legaspi Travel Blog› entry 7 of 12 › view all entries
March 21st, 2009 – by: planisphere
Since I was with a tour with a set itinerary, our first stop was Ligñon hill. It is an alternative vantage point to see her rather than in Cagsaua ruins (See my previous blog about this). My only issue that day was that, we had to climb the hill. I was not well rested and had no patience to do such activity. There were some locals offering a ride to the top for 25 pesos. I declined knowing that the whole group would do it on foot. It was a short 800 meters uphill walk. Then again, I was not ready for such activity under the summer blazing sun. I should have taken the 25 pesos ride instead.
As we reached the top, I immediately took picture of the volcano when her peak was slightly visible. It was my best shot because as the whole group gathered at the top, the whole upper cone of her was heavily covered with clouds.
After the hill, we went to the Cagsaua ruins, I was not so excited to visit the place. I did stay there for 5 hours on my visit visit only to be frustated since I was not able to see the peak and this time, it happened again. Yadayadayada, we waited for few minutes then the group decided to drop by our last stop in Legaspi, the Daraga church.
I was really frustrated that time. We decided to just continue our trip to Donsol (where our main purpose of travel is.. to see Butanding, the gentle whale shark). Luckily, as we went on, the clouds started to clear up and the volcano was again displaying it's full glory. Our driver knew a good stop where we can catch a good look of the volcano. We stop by the road, climbed a hill full of cow's dung, took her picture and just enjoyed the beautiful sight of Mt Mayon. Finally, I captured her. My experience with Mt Mayon was a story of long interrupted intercourse, such a tease but once I had her, all frustrations were gone. She is my most beautiful mountain I ever saw.
Satisfied with what just happened, I slept through more than hour of travel to Donsol.
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