Some folks are more prone to motion sickness than others. Daniel Craig (the current James Bond) is said to dislike boats, and that may be one of the few unlikely things we have in common. So while it might look appealing to sail the seas in a yacht, the spectre of seasickness is enough to bring folks back down to reality. :) This great looking boat was anchored in a very calm cove right near Kayangan Lake on Coron Island last week. A few months ago, I was checking out airfares online and spotted round trip tickets to Busuanga for roughly PHP2,000 ($40) per person so we immediately booked several seats and decided to go on an early summer outing with several of the crew… The trip got off to a rocky start with a 2.5 hour delay on Air Philippines and ended with another 2.5 hour rescheduled flight home, but almost everything in between was brilliant. There are several posts in the archives covering two earlier trips to Coron, but stay tuned for some new ones in the days ahead.
Our primary mode of transport in Coron was a very comfortable banca, perfect for beach and island hopping. During our brief trip, we ran into several groups of people who had decided to head to Coron on holiday as a result of reading earlier posts on the area in marketmanila.com and other travel blogs! I am of two minds on this, one happy that Coron is now getting rather busy from a tourism point of view, but the other mind worried that what made it so appealing to begin with may be spoiled by all of the new traffic…
But with views like these and some of the clearest waters I have ever seen, it isn’t a surprise that I have been back three times in the last three years.