It’s 13 years since I first visited Samal Island and looked at a tourist map showing its smaller neighbour Talicod. In 2008, we bought land with a distant view of the north coast of Talicod. For three years, I’ve enjoyed the view of Talicod every morning and evening, but, until the last month or so, I’ve never been to Talicod Island.
Our first trip was supposed to be a family jaunt to the nearest resort on Talicod. We rode down in advance of the rest of the family to check the availability of ferries. We were a little surprised to be asked if we wanted to take our motorbike and scooter across. Assuming that there was a larger ferry with docking and drive on ramps we thought, ‘Why not?’
I couldn’t bring myself to watch or take photos, but these photos of the return journey give a flavour.
Our next trip, about a month later, was to the famous Coral Garden off the west coast of Talicod.