View at Chavayan village in Sabtang Island
Sidenote: Thank you very much to all those who gave their congratulatory remarks on my blog being a finalist on two categories at this year’s Philippine Blog Awards. Indeed being a finalist is honor enough. I promise I’ll blog more on this next week, but for the meantime, I got my last two segments for the Batanes series. Thank you all dear readers as you inspire me to continue sharing on this blog. Salamat po!
And so we’re back at the port of Ivana, hoping upon hope that there would be a boat to take us to the island of Sabtang. The island that can be clearly seen from the port can be reached in 30 minutes by boat. It’s so near yet we are at the mercy (again) of the waves here. There was another group waiting there with us an a few locals. Shortly, though, luck was on our side (or so I thought), a boat arrived by the name of “Divine Grace” came to take us to the island. The boat is a lot smaller than the ones in Itbayat. With more than a dozen of us we boarded with a large wooden two door closet which was brought by a local as cargo to boot. We rode on the waves.