Saturday, January 8, 2011

Wrapping-Up our CamSur Wakeboarding Trip

[TRIP from October 2009]

The whole gang woke up early the next day, since we wanted to register for our anticipated wakeboarding session. But before that, we ate breakfast first at a nearby hotel (within the CWC vicinity). We were later dropped-off at the waterpark via the free shuttle. We headed out to the CWC Clubhouse soon after, and then registered for the half-day wakeboarding cable rate. 


DAY 2 - WAKEBOARDING TIME!

As soon as we got our gears on, we took the free yellow jeep ride to the Beginner’s area. When we arrived, we were immediately given a short orientation before proceeding to the platform. 

THE MOMENT OF TRUTH! --- It probably took me a good 30-45 minutes before mustering the guts to get on the wakeboard. The pro’s definitely made a beauty out of wakeboarding. I, on the other hand, could not get as close to prettifying the whole thing! It was hard for a beginner like me. I fell so many times before I could even get myself to doing the right stance on the board. And since there were so many people in the area, a bit of embarrassment got the best of me. Nonetheless, I tried for 4 times, until I got myself to really cruise all the way! I almost got myself into making a half-turn!


We really couldn’t use the cables consecutively since there were so many people (10 in groups) waiting for their turn. But my 4 times on the cable was enough already, as my whole body started to ache soon after. And since it was a half-day affair, we only ate a quick lunch, went to rest for a bit, and then rode the free yellow shuttle jeep again to the beginner’s area.


As soon as more people started lining up, we decided to head-back to the Clubhouse. We ordered dinner, some drinks and then left for Eco-village again.


DAY 3

Our third day was a pleasant one. But we were all hesitant about trying to wakeboard again. We could no longer get our bodies to ride once more since we ached everywhere. We just did a lot of people watching --- those wakeboarding that is! :)


But later through the day, the group decided to try another round at wakeboarding despite the body pain. I, on the other hand stayed put. And after the group's half-day wakeboarding stint, we ate some late lunch at the Clubhouse. 


Rubel tried to wakeboard at the Pro’s section afterwards, and he got to carry himself almost all the way (about 3/4). We were so proud of him, as he was the only one who progressed that far. 

As soon as my beau got off from the platform, we headed back to the clubhouse to eat our last dinner in CWC. It was a big meal alright! We ordered pizza’s, some sisig platters, some appetizers and more. We were a bit over-indulgent at that time since it was going to be our last night.

DAY 4

Our fourth day was merely composed of some last minute packing, and a quick snack at the Clubhouse. Since CWC also offered free drop-off’s at the bus terminal, we made sure to avail of it. We left the water park before lunch, as soon as we finished taking photos with the locals there. But before anything else, we stopped over at their souvenir store, where I picked up a lot of trendy stuff.


The trip back to Manila took longer, since we traveled in the morning. The traffic in the Laguna area was much worse. We definitely felt the pangs of it since we were rode the ordinary bus this time. And then we started to miss CWC. It was back to reality, and back to work for most of us. But then again, we vowed to come back again.


And as always, another Travel Expense Sheet for sharing. =) Hope it helps in one of your future vacations in CamSur’s famous wakeboarding waterpark! Until then…

Explore & Be Free!
Mai

36 comments:

Jhengpot said...

We always stay in Bicol for Holy week.  Been there 3x na yata...And last year, nagpunta din kami sa CWC and took pictures...Hindi na kami nagwakeboarding kasi pumunta pa kami sa Albay...Parang North to South Trip :D

grasya said...

thanks for the travel expense sheet Mai. ^_^ 

Pinoy Travel Freak said...

wow you spent 4 days in CWC. we only dropped by here for a few hours after our trip from caramoan. masaya talaga pag marami kasama :D

Swexie said...

I was never really successful at wakeboarding, good for you to have experienced it even with just 4 tries. Lahat ng wakeboard tries ko SEMPLANG! Hahaha!

Budget_Biyahera said...

Wow! Packed ang trip mo sis ah. =) Albay is also on my travel list. =)

Budget_Biyahera said...

You're welcome! Hope it helps sa future trip mo sa CWC area. =)

Budget_Biyahera said...

I just read your Caramoan post, inggit ako! Dream ko din mapuntahan yun.. sana mawala katamaran ko sa long haul trips..hehe

Budget_Biyahera said...

Naku, try and try? Kaso mabigat talaga katawan ko.. or talagang wala lang akong sense of balance? hehehe!

Frankie Calcana said...

I have not been to CWC. Soon siguro kasi madami na din akong friends na nagyayaya. Maybe visit CWC then do a side trip sa Caramoan. 

Budget_Biyahera said...

Go that that Frankie! I'm sure you'll enjoy, coz I did. =)

AXL Powerhouse Prod. said...

once pa lang ako ng wakeboarding... grabe ang sarap.. kaso mahirap yun lang sakit sa katawan

Marri said...

you're so full of experience and adventures...
you really living your LIFE to the fullest. 
just take care always. CHEERS!

Gene said...

Oh my, I want to experience this! Lalo na ngayon, may Bicol Express na.

Budget_Biyahera said...

You're so right! =) I'm actually planning on trying the PNR train, pero hangang Laguna area lang muna. =)

Budget_Biyahera said...

Will do, thanks Marri! =)

Budget_Biyahera said...

Super sakit sa katawan kinabukasan noh? hehehe

ian l www.brownmantrips.com said...

ahahay! gusto ko magwakeboarding din!!!! 

Francis Balgos said...

scared much pa din ako mg wakeboarding!
try ko xa next time punta ako ng CWC!
last time I did, I just took some great photos of wakeboarders.

RC Gweniful said...

ok ba rooms nila? i saw your travel expense, ang galing naman. super tipid talaga pero looking at your pics super enjoy kayo.  

Blanca said...

Gosh, I want to go here. I enjoy reading up about your travels and perusing your travel expense sheets. Parang nagtatatravel na din ako kasama mo sa gaganda ng post and pictures mo.:)

Budget_Biyahera said...

go ahead a plan a wakeboarding trip! =)

Budget_Biyahera said...

Worth trying siya, Francis! =)

Budget_Biyahera said...

Ok naman yung room namin, RC. =) It was spacious enough for a group of 6 pax. =)

Budget_Biyahera said...

Salamat Blanca! Good to know na you checked through the travel expense sheet. Yun usually ang pinagkaka-OC ko before, during and after trips. =)

Sumi Go said...

I want to go to CWC too! :D But I think it'll be better if friends ang mga kasama ko sa trip. Love the photos. Narerefresh ako whenever I see waters. Feel na feel ko na tuloy ang summer kahit maulan.. haha.. ^^

Debra Eckerling said...

 How fun! I really feel like I just experienced that rtrip with you ... without the "benefits" of travel ... or getting wet!

Suyen said...

Despite the aches from wakeboarding, looks like you had fun :) I still haven't checked wakeboarding off my bucket list but I'm hoping to do it real soon. Travel Expense Sheet is a winner!

Iam Herbert said...

I dont know if I can do wakeboarding but will definitely try if given by chance to be in this place :D

Budget_Biyahera said...

Oo nga, Sumi! Parang di summer noh? Ang lakas ng ulan lately. And yes, try going to CWC with friends. =)

Budget_Biyahera said...

Hehehehe! Thanks Debra. =) But the actual thing is better, so you should try it sometime. =)

Budget_Biyahera said...

Thanks SUyen! =) My Travel expense sheets are my babies.. hehe! and yes, wakeboarding is a well-known sport now, so it's going to be hip and happening for a while. Try it soon and tell me your experience, ok? =)

Budget_Biyahera said...

Hi Herbert! =) You should try it.. it was a bit hard on my end but it was really worth trying. =)

Thess Enriquez said...

I really wished I had a chance before to do this. After a knee injury/surgery, not sure if I can still do and enjoy wakeboarding. Super inggit!!!

Matsumotochan1607 said...

One of the many things I'd want to try...if only I don't fear the water :D

Budget_Biyahera said...

Hi Chan! I'm actually afraid of the water too. But I try to overcome my fear of it so that I would still be able to make the most out of these challenges. =) Try it sometime. =D

Budget_Biyahera said...

Hmmm.. You can wakeboard while sitting and bending your knees on the board. But then again, I still wouldn't risk this if you had a major operation.

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