ISLAND HOPPING will feature photographs of places and people that we find interesting. First post for the series.
THE RIDE | “Ari na ang pambot, ari na ang pambot” | This is the pumpboat at Jordan Wharf in Iloilo City, which we have to reach also by riding a boat from Bacolod, that will ferry us to Jordan town in Guimaras province | The travel is about 15 minutes away
THE FLOATING PONKANS | “In case of an emergency, wrestle the person nearest you if he has already grabbed the life jacket above you” | The life jackets seem to be enough for more than 40 of us
THE MANGOES OF GUIMARAS | The secret is in the soil, the Guimaras natives say when asked why their mangoes taste different from those in other places | There was mango festival when we arrived | These ones were on display at the town plaza in Jordan town
MANGO TREES | A carpet of blue and green can be seen along the national highway in Guimaras province | These are mango trees that can be seen almost anywhere
BALAS, BATO, BAYBAY | Sun, sea, sky and sand | Photo taken in one of the islets in Guimaras province
PONTOON BOARDWALK | This connects the fish hatcheries and breeding tanks to the SEAFDEC office in Nueva Valencia town, Guimaras
LAB-AS | The freshest catch of the day from the fishermen of Guimaras