056 A Leap to the Coast

Rattan & a Lost Wallet

Rattan & a Lost Wallet

Since the bikes are already prepared for bus travel and the promise from Calvin that the Highway will not have cycling shoulder we decided to take the bus to Olangapu City. Calvin was right there, hustling around and helping us find the correct bus and moving the bags and bikes. Then as we waited he said, “Bad News, I have lost my wallet.” He and Cat went looking. She found it, at the front desk where he’s asked Kelian to hold it.

While they searched I took photos of the nearby rattan furniture shops.  


Barretta Bay

Barretta Bay

At the Olongapu station we were surrounded by guys offereing to help. We dislike bus stations and the hustle that is often invlolved. A guy, Juhn, said, “I will help, no money.” Then he bagan helping move things off to the side. Once out of the traffic he asked, “Where are you going?” Then, “I have a van.” What a salesman and what a boon for us.  His fee was fair, he drove to a Hotel at Barretta Bay we’d read of and offered advice about the price. Cat hated the place. We took Juhn’s advice and tried the Palm Tree Hotel. He suggested 2,200 Pesos per day. I went in and hagggled. They started at 2,800. I had to feign leaving but got the deal. 

Comments (2)

BobMarch 13th, 2009 at 11:29 am

HI guys. The P.I. looks great. sorry about your flat bro. I have to go to Lancaster today. Tomorrow I have put together a memorial service for my friend Glenn who died on March 10th (Mikes birthday). He was a good friend and will be missed. You guys be careful and have lots of fun. Love ya Bob

Pat & CatMarch 13th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

Sorry to here about Glen Bro. He was a good and long time friend. HOpe he didn’t suffer too much. Damn that Cancer!!!
We’re going to finish posting the Blog and put the bikes together today then off we go, tomorrow. It will take 1 or 2 days to get into Malaysia.

Glad to have you reading along. Tell Cole about the site, he has a connection with Philippines.

Love Ya