Trekking to Sohoton Natural Bridge

When one goes to tour the Sohoton Natural Bridge National Park in Basey, Samar nowadays, one gets to see invariably only the Sohoton Caves and not the Natural Bridge.

That’s because the Sohoton Natural Bridge is further upstream, perhaps a kilometer or so, and can be reached only by smaller bancas during high tide as the river is shallow in these areas.

In most cases, one has to go trekking through the thick rainforest in order to reach the site.

The first time we got to see the Sohoton Natural bridge was about 10 years ago…

Old, small-sized photo: Our first time to see the natural bridge with the Asoy’s, Langston’s and Gasco’s – some 10 years back (when Helly’s hair and mine were still really black haha!)

In succeeding trips we would only get to do the tour inside the Sohoton Caves,  after which we’d head back to civilization.

So we never got to visit the natural bridge again.

Until last week.

This time we made firm plans to go and reach the site as a personal objective. Together with Dr. Ricky and Rica Dimayuga – bigwigs of sister agency Lakbay Capiz Travel & Tours, Ludette and I set our minds to reach the Natural Bridge.

The trek was arduous to say the least, not for the physically unfit. It was an adventure of its own.

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~ by gerryruiz on 10 August 2010.

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