Fins and Feathers in Olango Island

I was back in Olango Island once again since I accompanied Karlo, The Lazy Filipino, to go biking. Though it was late in the afternoon, we still pushed through. But no matter how many times I had gone to Olango Island, the experience is always different and fun. Well, here are some fascinating things that happened when we explored Olango Island one Sunday afternoon. 


"I am a happy cartwheeler at the sanctuary."

Binangkal and Pan Bisaya in San Vicente
We were heading towards Olango Island Bird Sanctuary when I noticed a group of young ladies doing something. So I signaled Karlo and Efraen to stop and observe what they were doing. I have learned that these ladies were making dough of a local bread - Pan Bisaya and Binangkal. We were told that they export these breads internationally. We had a taste of these breads and we no longer doubted how they reached the foreign standard's taste. 

Olango Island Marine Sanctuary
We stopped at another spot again meters before the bird sanctuary. An approximately 500-meter boardwalk led us to a marine sanctuary. It was a refreshing view of the sea with the city and the mountain as its background. What I appreciated the most was the sanctuary's effort to preserve its marine life. 

Olango Island Bird Sanctuary
Finally, we reached the bird sanctuary 15 minutes before its closing time. We were lucky enough to spot some Chinese Egrets, Sandpipers and Blue Kingfishers. I should say that the sanctuary continues to be a remarkable wetland for migratory birds from Russia, China, etc. 

Unfortunately, we didn't stay too long at the sanctuary for it was getting dark. Though short, it was a great Sunday afternoon. 

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