November 3, 2012- After one boring week spent on the thanksgiving holidays, me and Chilly decided to spend the remainder for a great time at the beach and live outdoors. And we were not disappointed for our good friend Rans Cabigas invited us to tag along with friends and his crew of outdoor enthusiasts from Cebu and head out to Kalanggaman Island, Palompon Leyte’s renowned island attraction of which I heard from friends and some reads on the net that the place rivals that of Boracay- minus the great population of beachcombers.
I figured this sure is one good trip and curiosity in tow, I packed in the essentials such as the tent, canned goods, water containers, swimming gear and of course lamps as we were briefed that the place don’t have the comforts of handy fresh water. The place also has no electricity so all the bulky gadgets will just have to be left behind.
We rode the morning CBL bus trip which lasted a butt- aching four hours to the Port of Maya, Daanbantayan and boarded the awaiting motor Bangka or “Kumpit” which took us to island.
The ride lasted around two hours with some minor complications as we were met by bad weather just as were crossing the channel. In the middle of the tempest or “Unos” and heavy rain, we lost sight of the island and the boatmen had no choice but to stop the boat until visibility is back and thank heavens the sea calmed down after a few minutes and we continued on our way and boy we were stuck in awe to the sight that greeted us as we’re docking.
All the day’s dizziness vanished after we’ve had our tummies filled and we went frolicking to explore the Island’s sceneries and of course while the time away with it’s pristine waters and ivory white beaches.
The rest of the story is told in these amazing photos set in Youtube (below) that we took in our sojourn. Recomendación? Definitely I give Kalanggaman Island an All thumbs up! This
200 meter patch of sandbar in the middle of nowhere is a must place to visit for every beach junkie whose looking for one good time to while away from all the hustle and bustle of the city.