Alarms sounded one after another as the clock struck 3AM. It was our last day in Caramoan and we have to make the first trip back to Sabang port in order to reach Mt. Mayon before noontime. Everyone scrambled to prepare their bags and luggage and an hour later, we were roaring off on two tricycles to Guijalo Port. I’ve never seen my cousins and aunts prepare this fast, knowing them, it was almost a miracle, haha.
We arrived at the still dark port to find that the first trip back was still an hour away at 6AM. We were the first passengers in the port and, well, we have no choice but wait.
I unpacked my camera and tripod to while the time away. I wasn’t expecting grand morning lights here, I was just taking random snaps here and there when lo and behold, the sun glowed from the opposite mountain in full regalia (I really have to buy a compass, hehe).
I never had the chance to shoot a sunrise (nor sunset) from the seas of Caramoan on the previous days and this, I think, was gonna be my only chance.
I hurriedly checked for good foregrounds and subjects but unfortunately found none (well, unless I go down the to the rocks near the water, which would probably freak out my aunt should she see me). Time to improvise. I asked my cousins and uncles to do candid poses against the rising sun. I got a keeper or two, which is enough for me.
Our boat arrived as the sun fully revealed itself behind the mountain. It was a great way to cap off our three-day stay at the Caramoan Peninsula.
Address: Caramoan Peninsula Camarines Sur, Bicol