Location: Brgy. Catugasan, Dimiao, Bohol
Type: Multistep

Back in 2013, I planned a 12-day Bohol Backpacking Trip. I already had my plane tickets then. Unfortunately, the province was hit hard by an earthquake on the morning of October 15, 2013. A magnitude of Intensity 7.2 was recorded in the Richter Scale. Because of its strength and wide scope, several important heritage sites in the province were severely damaged. Because of that natural disaster, it discouraged me from pursuing my backpacking trip.

It took several years later from doing a backpacking  trip in Bohol. And a little shorter than my supposed trip in 2013.

With Tata, my long-time and reliable Tagbilaran-based driver, on the wheels, we left the city early going eastward. As we were traversing the Tagbilaran East Road, we stopped by at the Loay Blood Compact Site. On March 25, 1565, Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and local chieftain Rajah Sikatuna made a Blood Compact (Sandugo). It is now a national historical landmark.

We then moved along. And not long after, we reached the jump off point. We parked the motorcycle and we started walking. We passed through lush forests, farm lands that are about to be tilled, and on irrigation canals. With a quick pace, we reached Dam-agan Falls in a few minutes.

On that morning, the zig-zag, two-tiered Dam-agan Falls has a moderate flow of water. I found out later that the big bulk of the water supply was diverted to the canals irrigating the upland farms. Not that it was a bad thing though. Still, it was a great time as Tata and I were the only ones in Dam-agan Falls that Monday morning.

As I felt contented, we went back to the parking area to go to our next destination.

Note: This is part of LegendHarry‘s ambitious travel project: Chasing Philippine Waterfalls and the seven-day Cebu-Bohol Backpacking Trip.


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