When you go to the most exciting adventures into your life just prepare with you and your luggage, of course, I will never forget the trip that almost ended my life in Caraga (not for sure it will happen) – a small islet in Marihatag, a town in a province of Surigao del Sur. Going into unknown place that you have never been before is as just exciting and enjoying but taking a lot of risk. Just exciting when you have bought the hartmann luggage, and feel free about it, and even the best of briggs and riley luggage. Taking a lot of risk became your memorable moments that you will never forget for the entire days of your life.
Early morning, when we taking in with our pump boat, only 10 people can fill the boat for sailing, to monitor the mangroves nearby the coastal area facing the great Pacific Ocean. As we move forward, the fresh air from the ocean so much there to toughen your breathe. It is just like replacing your old lungs from the new ones. This is just the rare moments savoring the fresh air as the healthiest gestures you have against the atmosphere from the city where you live. Like the fresh scent of a tumi luggage underway.
The shallow water turned into emerald as we go forward. I noticed it was coral infested area mixed with white sand that makes it as the underground water haven. Since it is April, this place turned out to be a blue marlin season. Unlucky enough, I was not able to witness them swimming above the seawater.
A White Line Shoreline
The shoreline was neat white line. Yes, as we reached it was full white sand. Mangroves line up penetrating inside the shoreline as we walked forward to the area. Mangroves were natural born citizens here as it parts of the ecosystem. By the way, you can not ignore the fact that mangroves and marine life entwined as one environment. The same way I see it in other place of Caraga where you can see corals, white sands, mangroves, and emerald waters makes it one as parts of the system. This is a perfect place for snorkeling and diving, and explores the world under.
Beyond the shoreline was deep blue water. You can tell to the whole world that this is where Philippine Deep located. It is one of the deepest in the ocean and the whole world. Don’t forget in this place you are facing the largest ocean – the Pacific Ocean.
The Islet and the Wild Adventures I’ve Got
As we left the shoreline, we spotted a small islet, and one of our comrades telling us to make a turn around to see the beauty of this cute white sander. The adventure has started unanimously.
We started circling the islet slowly, then as we move forward while facing the Pacific Ocean, gigantic waves started to emerge like the size of bungalow house, then bigger and became bigger. I was horrified as I see them coming over. It looks that we can not anymore see the white island. Our pump boat turning into a pea size against the giant waves. We started clearing the water getting inside our boat to prevent us from going down. While my comrades singing alleluia to the Lord, I pray for myself that we are going to the shore safe.
It is just a 30-minute ordeal in the sea against the backdrop of a giant waves coming from the ocean. It is just a good thing for us that we have a good captain in our boat as we spin slowly and slowly, not to go against the waves but instead be carried by the waves to prevent the boat from capsize. Although, we able to circled the island successfully and go back to shore, there was no fun in our face but fear…hehehe.
When I asked the captain about the dangers, he told me that it is a normal thing to happen, and he experienced it many times. This is just a normal toned of an ordinary fisherman who put his life in the sea to make a living. He knows how to play with those giant waves and going to the shore safe. Certainly a certified adventurist in his own niche.
Part of Adventures
You can not make adventures of a lifetime without an ordeal. Instead, you missed the things that happened in your life. You must have to face the hardship before naming yourself an adventurist. At the end, a fruitful thing indeed that you can say to your children a story about your adventures in Caraga.