Never Too Late for Osmena Peak :)
I never thought the opportunity to experience Osmena Peak will come the soonest, although I already had it at the back of my mind that someday, I'd be able to go there.
And so it happened on a Saturday, the last day of May. We have agreed to meet at the South Bus Terminal at 1:00 am to catch the 2:00 am bus ride bound for Dalaguete. Bus fare: Php 105.00. We arrived at the foot of a place--- a place that I can no longer recall (it was still dark when we arrived there, around 4:00 am). From there we rode a habal-habal (referring to a motorcycle ride with 3-4 passengers in it). I thought riding a habal-habal is as simple as it looks like but mind you, you get leg cramps after!
My sweat was dripping on the way up. The cold was not able to contain it. I felt hot that I needed to remove my sweater. But this did not stop me in appreciating the view on the way up.
|Chinese Pechay growing along your way|
|Seeds were like strewn that they sprouted anywhere|
We reached the peak at around 6:10 am and guess what, no view! We stayed there for two hours or so. The place was all fog, but it was very relaxing. There were already a number of people who arrived before us. We even saw a group camping on the lower portion of the mountain.
We decided to trek the other elevated site to check on the view. Lo and behold! Lesser fog and an amazing sight!
|Here's me on the other side :)|