While there are 7,102 islands in the Philippines, it may be difficult to find reasons to visit Boracay again. Yet with the recent rehabilitation efforts made, it is worth a try. So to get the maximum benefit of my money and other resources, I thought of bringing my carry me bike sd.
Packing my carry me bike sd as a check in laguage is no hassle. With the help of cling wrap, I simply surround it with re-used styropore and wrapped it with a re-cycled cardboard. I however made the rolling wheels protuding for easy transport while not yet in-use. For safety reason however, I deflated the wheels so it won’t burst like the released ballons to the sky.
Rolling carry me bike is an eye catcher. Hidden inside a recycled cardboard tightened by a clingwrap with a protuding rolling wheels makes heads turn at the mystery of the package inside. Transit is also no problem, given the wheels and its light weight I have no problems asking from the travel agent or boatman to help me load my bike.
Keeping my carry me bike in the hotel room is no space consuming even when unfolded. Folded, it can be parked at the corner or under a table or bed. Unfolded, it can be parked beside a wall, bed and even under the bed.
Carry me around Boracay, is a small but terrific experience. It’s portability gives me the confidence that if something goes wrong it is easy to load it into a tricycle and bring it to the vulcanizing shop. And that is what I just did to have my bike inflated again and put the exterior to the right places. That trip to the vulcanizing shop brought me to inner street and meet some locals. From that vulcanizing shop my carry me to Boracay adventure begins.
Carry me to Boracay: Bulabog Beach
Flu and getting lost is no hindrance to me in exploring Boracay. Kicking the pedal from the bridge beside the vulcanizing shop at Laguna de Boracay is a clueless jouney of where my carry me bike will take me. Finally, I reached Balabag lake and knew I am already near the hotel where am staying. But the nice asphalted parallel street had me taking it wrongly as the main road and so I got lost. Yet by fate of goodness, led me to discover Bulabog Beach.
Bulabog beach is a first time experience for me. I checked some reviews on line and so I learned that it is the kite surfing area of Boracay. I took a respite to take some photos of my carry me bike at the waiting shed that was newly made by the government. Then I headed to the shore to have a photo of my carry me bike at the foreground of kite surfer.
Bulabog beach due to abundant of grass sea weed is not a swimming destination, rather it is the kite surfer’s paradise because it is nestled on the windy part of Boracay. Looking back at location map I realized that am very near my hotel, so I decided to bike further.
Carry me to the Floating Board Walk
Biking further along the coast of Bulabog beach is an exciting sight of blue board walk. After receiving a permission from the security guard, I hit the pedal with great enthusiasm. The cruise on the lego-like blocks, is a new exhillirating bumpy ride on floating blue ribbon-like board walk that undulates with the wave. Soon I reached the edge and stopped to let the wonderful “vitamin sea” sink into my very core hoping that it will kick my flu away. I cannot resist to take photo of such a wonderful novelty of a sight and biking feel. Then, I decided to call it a day.
On my way back to my hotel, there are a few mountain bikers on the opposite direction who flashed a smile upon seeing my bike.
Carry Me to Puka Beach
The following day, my carry me bike hit the road to a more challenging destination: Puka Beach. It was a 4.1 km ride onto a hilly terrain with a few muddy, bumpy and floody part due to some excavation going on. I had a few stops along the way to rest for a few moment and mark my journey in google map. Owing to the small size of a wheel, with few stops to rest and take photos, it took me two hours of biking to finally reached Puka Beach.
Puka Shell Beach is the north tip of Boracay Island. After few snap shots of my carry me bike, I took time to swim near small local kids, while other tourists are pedal surfing, kayaking and having a pre nuptial photo shoot (in my 3 hours of stay there, I witnessed around 2 pre-nuptials photo sessions). It’s name is due to crushed Puka Shells found in it’s sand. At 3pm, I decided to go home before the sky gets dark. The way home is far more difficult climb. There was a sharp turn ascent that made me go down the bike to walk with my bike. Yet after which is relief of slight descent. I arrived the hotel tired but beaming with pride because I came, I Carry Me, I conqured. 😉