EXTREME, WET and FUN Weekend at TABUELAN

the EXTREME road-trip
the WET escapade
the FUN weekend
only at TABUELAN.

maravilla tabuelan cebu img

Another experience of a kind.
Imagine, I was able to try a ‘lil of skimboarding – worth to be part of my memoir.

Mikel, the PERSON I envied much of being ADVENTUROUS (not to mention the PHOTOGRAPHER side of him, MALOOY LNG TA!), invited me to a weekend nature adventure, beachneering. Of course, I nodded immendiately. Why woudn’t I when it is my nature?

He told us to have at most 1K php, as budget. Whooooa, that’s a big amount at that time (Tingbitay! Malayo pa ang SWELDAY!) I and Pipoy shared the same sentiment, the maximum we can afford was 500php, but this wasn’t able to hinder us – To TABUELAN, we MUST GO!

Brought my day-hike backpack, inside were my beach tent, extra clothes, personal hygiene stuffs, gadgets etc. and of course, my 500 bucks.

Thanks @Lyzel for the transpo
wOpppsss! Sarry! I’m no good in wheels (don’t know what brand and model. All I know, it was pick-up type vehicle where all the boys stayed at the back.

The day was good! (wHaaat? It was raining? Ayt?).
Yeah! Again, it was GOOD (for me). Mr. sunshine had a rest day. From the venue,we were gathering, up the stunning and scenic beach side we were staying, RAIN was with us. How cool was that? Indeed a wet escapade.

Normally, from the city proper to Tabuelan, it would take 3 hours or more via a BUS ride. But our trip was definitely not categorized as NORMAL. Good heavens! We were able to reach the municipality in just 2 hours (not exact actually). I felt like we were in a drag race (hahahah! Feeler?). The super rocky(double-dutch?) road, the muddy-(whatever-u-call-it)-clay road etc….EXTREME road-trip, I may say.

Alas! TOUCHDOWN! BRGY Maravilla, Tabuelan.
The night was a bit cold and wet.

Thanks @Ed for being our cook

hahahahaha =D with all his outdoor cooking stuffs, we were saved.
The food was not free of course, we shared 50php each, good for dinner and breakfast for the next morning.
500-50, so 450 (whew! need to do the math)

chow time…
socials (bonding)…
a ‘lil ocular at the sand-bars…. (since it was low tide)

The Brgy. Officials were so good and generous to us. They let us stayed the night at the Tourism Center – with tables and chairs – where we prepared the dinner, and kept our things.

ZzzzzzZzzzzzzzzzz….

 

HELLO Tabuelan!

As the heat of the SUN aroused, the beauty and the breath-taking scenery of Tabuelan’s white sandbars shone.

I was not dissapponted, I was OVERWHELMED.

tabuelan cebu white sand beach

The fact that I do not know how to swim… rephrase…
The fact that I am not confident in swimming (much better to hear), it was never a worry. I only have to cross the water in a knee-deep high (LMAO!) to reach the very fine and white sandbars.

Let me just skip the non-beach(water) activities we had, proceed to…

SKIM-BOARDING!

Mikel is well adept in skim-boarding, me a big-time LOSER!!!
While waiting for the low-tide, we first practiced and played skimboarding near the seashore. At first, I hesitated because the board was heavy and I did have a hard time on how to properly hold and dropped the board on the water. Trial and error. I was really a loser. My colleagues who were practicing with me learned fast after several tries, but me? Hahahahahahaha! Grade F, as in FAILED!

skimboarding at tabuelan

watersports at tabuelan cebu

At the SANDBARS…

it was ALL FUN. Let the pictures below story-tell…


Fast forward…. again, non-water fun activities were excluded. HAHAHAHAH…

preparing to go home….

Wait… I still have 450 PHP (BWAHAHAHAH!).
Since we were staying at the Tourism Center, we donated 50PHP each  – not bad enough.

Hmmmmm….. 400.

Generous Lyzel did not ask anything from us for the fuel. HAHAHAHAHA. So kind of her.

TO CEBU…

If it took us 2hours (+) to TABUELAN, this time (heading home) only less than 2 hours. Just imagine how we (the guys) were doing at the back knowing the RAIN was accompanying us (again).

Indeed an EXTREME, WET and FUN Weekend .

Thanks to all, for the great experience.

photo credit: Miktyur Photography (Mikel)

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