We woke up early as we are moving today. We have booked a lodge at a dive resort on Sandugan beach in the north of Siquijor.
Rain, rain and more rain. This made waiting outside for a jeepney interesting as we got pretty wet. Eventually we flagged down a shared tricycle and jumped aboard. Our bags got a little wet on the roof but we tried to cover them with our emergency black bin liners! Our first stop was Siquijor town where we indulged in cakes and coffee. There was was a huge church and a famous belfry in the centre which we walked past. We had time for lunch before the next leg of the journey to Larena Port. We got another tricycle for the 15km journey. It wasn't a bumpy ride but Darryl's water bottle decided to jump out and go AWOL.
Larena was very busy with tourists coming from Bohol and Cebu to Siquijor island. We explored the local shopping centre whilst we waited for the dive resort to collect us. They appeared early so we set off straight away to a rather remote part of the island. Here we will stay for the next 4 nights which will give us time to investigate the underwater scenery.
We dropped our bags in our room which comes with its own kitchen and outside seating area. We also have plenty of coconut trees and a jack fruit tree growing in the garden. Snorkeling was tricky as it was low tide and the walk to the coral meant avoiding loads of sea urchins. The visibility was poor due to the weather but tomorrow should be better.
We checked out a larger resort next door before deciding what we were going to cook. We had stocked up on food in Dumaguete for four evening feasts, plus breakfast and lunch! Dinner was served along with an evening of jazz!