|En route to Itbayat with Kareen Pamela, Red Chuca and Carole Carl|
|onboard the motorized boat to Itbayat and we were seated at the roof of the boat|
There are only 3 boats going to Itbayat, namely: MB Veronica, MB Ocean Spirit, and MB Itransa. We boarded MB Veronica, the biggest boat. Better be at the port between 5 - 6 am because all the boats leave at the same time.
|Red alighting from the boat|
Oh, I forgot, there was spaghetti worth P15.00.
|the town plaza|
|Red making the registration|
Better make the necessary reservations!
|the last gate|
|Red and Kareen making a GoPro video|
The village still uses the traditional houses in Batanes. But this is different from the stone vernacular houses in Sabtang. The houses are made of cogon grass.
|Kareen admiring the lake|
Then, Kavaywan Lake, the only lake in the entire islands of Batanes.
We went back to SM lodge and took our late lunch (P200/pax) and rested for 30 minutes. Thereafter, around 4 pm we continued our tour and registered and paid at the Sta. Rosa Barangay hall. Fee is P20/pax.
|Red riding the carabao|
|Our guides Mang Pepe (left) and Jayson (right)|
It is home away from home.It is owned by Ms. Elma S. Batallones. She is one of the kindest, hospitable, and accommodating persons I have ever met in my tour in the Philippines.
In my three nights of staying, I fully enjoyed the comfort of my sleep.