Motorcycle Diaries: Busuanga Island

A half-day’s ride, they said. A whole tank of gas just to get there, they said.

Well, we heeded what they said. We left early, on a full tank of gas, prepared for a long day to Concepción and back.

Concepción is supposed to be a quiet, idyllic village “a few hours away” from Coron Town. Well, it is quiet, and I can see how people can call it idyllic. It wasn’t more than a hour away, though! We got there mid-morning, and found the bay to be shallow and decidedly not swim-friendly.

We had a late breakfast. Looked at each other and shrugged. What else was there to do but to keep going?

We roared past Salvacion, (the town center of Busuanga) driving just for the sake of driving. Finally we pulled over and someone told us about a nice little beach 12 km ahead.

Rain clouds were hovering over Odam Odam beach just as we found it, but dissipated after it let loose. Odam Odam was far from civilization, but had just the right amount of charm for us. Wandered around a bit, being ardent admirers of the rural lifestyle.

We would’ve lounged a little longer, but dammit I got hungry and there is just no arguing with me when I’m hungry.

All in all, we enjoyed the scenery and the ride. People all along the route shouted joyfully and waved fervently, thrilled to see us whiz past. We found a bamboo pole, affixed the gopro to it, and had some fun filming some clips. Too bad we had to fly out in two days, or that bamboo pole would’ve come with us!

end of the road in concecpión
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spotted in salvacion
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unassuming odam odam beach
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cute house
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but this is more typical
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can’t imagine how uncomfortable those seats are
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homemade flippers
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spotted some bamboo poles, decided to utilize!
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