As my long Sunday winded down, I felt a tinge of fatigue both physically and mentally. Early morning, I visited Surigao City‘s landmarks and tourist destinations, then did a side trip to Lake Mainit, trekked to Lumundo Falls in Alegria, got amazed by the Philippine Centennial Tree, and paid homage in Magallanes Shrine. I initially thought of going back to Cabadbaran City to reach Butuan City but then a kind woman told me that there are boats plying along Agusan River, the widest navigable river in Mindanao.

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The boat left Magallanes, Agusan del Norte at around 5:10PM, just before sunset. Forty minutes later, we reached Butuan City. The river cruise afforded me a far more relaxed journey to Butuan City, a pleasant treat to a tired body and soul, a welcome break that made me reflect what I have done and gone the past five days and what I have been looking forward in the remainder of my trip. I would have never traded the experience and the scenery that I have seen and captured.

It was a thing of beauty, a priceless gift, and a sweet treat. Such a humbling and at the same time fulfilling experience.

Note: This is part of LegendHarry‘s Nov 21-29 Northern Mindanao-Caraga-Davao Trip.


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