I wrote in this post how excited I am for the trips that I have scheduled this May. The fun has just started last weekend when my cousins and I went beaching in Puerto Galera. It was our first summer trip ever without our parents. We enjoyed it so much that we vowed to do it every year.
The highlight of the trip to Puerto Galera was our banana boat ride. My cousin Regine wanted to ride one so badly that on the second day of our stay there, we paid 2,000php for a 20-minute ride which was settled with an agreement that the mamang bangkero will drop us in the middle of the sea for four times. We were thrilled and we were just shrieking the entire time. There was also an instance when I let go of the handlebar and fell into the sea (I thought it was time to jump off) so my cousin Danica, my brother Kevin, and my cousin’s girlfriend, Jane, who were all seated behind me dove into the sea, too. Lo and behold – my brother Louie and three cousins were still astride the boat, cracking up.
After the ride, we still managed to take pictures on the banana boat. I was still laughing my head off when the bangkero asked us to climb up again. I was feeling so weak because I really cannot stop laughing and I felt as if my sides were gonna split up. And so the banana boat ordeal began:
Kudos to manong bangkero for being able to take clear pictures to document my struggle. I will never ever forget this big banana. Banana, you were so hard to climb on, but you gave me a great time. 🙂 I hope to ride you again.
Let’s all enjoy the remaining days of summer!
Photos taken by the bangkero, using an iTouch 5th gen. Photo credits: Danica Tolentino