SuperCat terminal, waiting for my 11AM trip to Ormoc.
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I only had this in my backpack---and didn't feel like ordering from the lunch menu (I tried the cheeseburger on my return trip---tasted like cardboard).
It took us exactly two hours to reach Ormoc. I took an airconditioned minibus to ViSCA. This photo was taken near the main entrance, looking east into Mt. Pangasugan, at this time partly hidden by low lying rain clouds.
View from the hilltop university administration building, looking west into Camotes Sea. The Camotes islands can be seen in the horizon.
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The university administration building.
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The beach on the college campus.
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What's a trip to Baybay without sampling the fare at the "pantalan." When I took this photo, one of the "chicken barbecue" sticks fell to the ground. This "cook" at first put it back along with the rest
; when he noticed our disapproving looks, he took it and gave it to the ladies in the kitchen. Note: when you find yourself in the area, ask the cook if any of the fish, chicken, and pork jumped off the side...
On the following day, it was back to Ormoc again, for the 6 PM SuperCat trip back to Cebu. Sidebar: I was really impressed with my first SuperCat trip. The departure(s) were on time, the vessel was pretty clean, and the cabin crew was as professional as airline crew members. Of course this is from one round trip---there might be days when the crew will have bad days or other situations. The seas were moderate so all in all I had a pleasant trip.
Ormoc pier at dusk, prior to the twin-hulled boat's departure...
Update: this was how this little side-trip shaped up. The Cebu-Ormoc SuperCat route is an approximation---for the exact nautical route you'll have to contact the captain! The land route to ViSCA and Baybay is pretty much a coast-hugging affair, the number of rivers that you have to cross is between 35 to 45! There was a time, before the concrete bridges were built, before the road was paved, that jeepneys and buses had to ford swollen rivers and people actually walked several kilometers when it was imposible to cross swollen rivers because of storms.