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Monday 27 Feb 2023
Moalboal, Philippines

Watching sardines run in Moalboal

The plan today was to get a bus down to Moalboal to see if I could snorkle with hundreds of thousands of sardines which is called the sardine run.

I naively assumed it was going to be a very easy run down in an AC bus with no issues but it actually became a full 3 hour trip and not only that but it's actually started raining heavily in the middle of it. Finding the bus was actually a challenge in itself since we need to get down to the Southern bus terminal once there trying to find which bus was required was a bit chaotic since it's not sign posted easily on how to get to moalboal by bus.

Leaving at 12 was probably not a good idea either since by the time we got there it left us with around 2 hours before we needed to circle back before it got dark and also potentially leaving us with no bus to get back.

Even with the small window I was determined to do the snorkel since it was supposed to be one of the top 10 things to do and also I had planned it for my original itinerary but had thought of going to bohol instead. In the end decided moalboal would just be easier due to the time required to get to Bohol. Of course this was all a result of the cancellations that Philippines Airlines had put on me when I was in siargao due to the bad weather so it was just really unfortunate how it can have ruined my itinerary.

 

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