I was awaken at 2am with the gushing of water from the faucet at the bathroom. It was Mark trying to "ice" his "achilles tendonitis." Of all the times that it showed up, it happened when we were surrounded with trails and natures where it would require a lot of time on foot. Yes, his foot decided to swell when we arrived in Mindanao. @.@ How convenient!?!?
So no jogging happened but we tried to take it literally one step at a time, until his foot could no longer take it.
We still proceeded with Lake Apo. Mindanao people really love to name their places "Apo" like Mt. Apo, and then this Lake Apo. It's claim to fame is that it's the cleanest lake in Philippines.
If you're not into swimming, there's nothing much here. If I had to do it again, I would trek it from the highway to the lake to make it more enjoyable. But here are some ways you can entertain yourself:
Buy home-made delicacies from the women who seem to be the caretakers of the lake. You can also ask them to cook meals for you.
One photo for my crochet instagram account.
Then another 1 for my "running" account, My one and only yoga pose. Credit to the #instagramhusband who was able to take this pose which I was probably able to hold for 1 secondsss.
Lunch time, we moved out from the Lake Apo. This time, Mark really looks in more pain.
Musuan Peak plan became blurry. But we just thought we could just wing it out. And, it's really hard to miss it because it's that one "sore thumb" standing out in Valencia like always calling you to visit her.
After few steps, Mark gave up. I was sad to leave him behind.
Some random photos I took along the way.
But first let me take a #selfie!
Their coffee is good. It deserves to be drunk(sp?) BLACK! :)