CAVING in Cebu

CAVING in Cebu

Early morning we gathered at JY Square waiting for our ride to the mountainous barangay of Bonbon, central part of Cebu and for the other participants to arrive. When our transportation arrived, we loaded the jeepney and hurried to our destination, it was an hour travel to our drop off point. Refreshing view awaited us when we started our travel from the hi-way to the inner barangay road.

Then we started trekking the footpath, going up and down the trail, crossing some logs as bridges, it was easy. Until we arrived at some river. I didn't know that it was the start of a tougher journey. I was advised to place my valuables in my dri-bag. Then we started following the river path, upstream. And literally we started going up, over slippery rocks and big boulders. A lot of ropes and assistance is needed for us to reach the top.

We took some rest before entering the cave. It was a water entry and it was really deep and the water was very cold. The cave was cool and there are times that you'll plunge to chest deep or swallower waters. Magnificent stalactites and stalagmites invaded the place forming different figure to anything that you're imagination can create. Its a kingdom dominated by crystallized minerals and sleeping bats. It is mother nature at its best.

To make this exploration comfortable, do wear a quick dry set of clothes, so just in case you get wet, getting dry will not be a problem, and also to avoid getting cold while trekking. A reliable headlamp with spare batteries will also help you see in the dark. A dri-bag or some durable plastic bag to keep valuables dry, some pocket money to pay for the fare and lunch, though you have to buy some packed lunch since there are no stores available in the area. And a camera to capture this wonderful adventure.

The challenge of climbing over slippery rocks, big boulders, walking on muddy terrain, the almost impossible passageways and the cold can't replace the happiness I felt knowing I survived the terrain and how bless I was to see this in person. It indeed is mother nature at it's best.

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4 Responses
  1. fetus Says:

    ahh.. this is what i wanna try. but i have to buy gear and stuff so that i'll be really prepared. looks like this is tough. ma agi-an ni sa transcentral? hrm...

  2. YenYen Says:

    yeah, you can pass by when you go to transcentral highway. ^_^

  3. Anonymous Says:

    you really dont have to buy gears for this.... the basic equipment that you need are dri bag and headlamp....

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