That’s right about a week ago, Joemarie, Nilo and I piled into the new ‘Wreck of the Road’ and headed out to Guimaras Island to explore and visit more religious sites. This is Part 1 of what will be a series of 6 or 7 reports on our Guimaras exploits.
Our day started at about 4:00am on Tuesday morning last week. We left the homestead and headed for the dock area of Iloilo to catch the 5:30am RoRo. We’d been told that the RoRo was very busy with commercial vehicle traffic and if we arrived at the dock my later than 4:30am, we’d probably be too late and have to wait for the next boat scheduled at 7:30am.
When we got there, two large dump trucks had already been loaded and there was no one else around. We paid the fare and were loaded by 5:00am. When 5:30am came around we didn’t leave, we just sat there waiting…finally at 6:00am we head out to sea – well that’s not exactly true – we cruised through the Port of Iloilo and headed across the Guimaras straight to the Island. The 30 minute crossing was great because we got so see so many different vessels in the port and most of all the sun rise over the Island and the city.
That RoRo trip to the island was an ideal way to start the day with magnificent views and vistas all round.
When we finally disembarked it was only 6:35am, we felt it was a little early to start our first Church visit so we headed for the base of Balaan Bukid and the Pilgrimage path to the actual Ave Maria Shrine atop Guimaras’ tallest ‘mountain’ but that’s part of our continuing report for you to enjoy in a few days… join us for the continuing Guimaras Saga, early next week.
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