Already, our last day was a "reroute", cancellation of our flight back to Mla, was expected. Neither I expected a positive rebooking. haller!! Miracles don't happen on a peak season!!!
So I looked for the next available option.
If we couldn't fly, maybe we could sail??? Right away ( like 3days before, while still at the beginning of our holiday ) I booked at 2GO via internet and had randomly purchased us e-tickets. Luckily I was able to get slots for three but didn't have much choice about the beds. I just somehow availed whatever available. As long as it would get us back safe to Manila on the date we needed to be there, it was fine.
I was excited for my girls as it would be their first to experience to board a ship. The girls were giddy about it.
I knew that would be very difficult on him.
But I gotta do what a mother gotta do.
Be the "man".
It was killing us. After the 3.5 hours of waiting at the ticket office, again there_ we were waiting to board for how long more? We didn't know. At the other room, more people were waiting to board.
The only consolation we had was the sunset happening beautifully infront of us. Otherwise, the boarding gate/room was queasy, sweaty or was it just me and my girls?
What followed was the part that would make me not 2GO next time :
Toilets & baths were common.
Me not yet. Mine was located at the next hall. That was the problem.
I waited for the first level of my older daughter's bed to be claimed. I planned to switch my own if possible. My younger daughter's 1st level bed was already occupied by an elder woman who right away refused my request.
Good morning Batangas port!!!! Yap, it was Caticlan-Batangas, no direct trip to Manila.
Safe and sound. Proud too. Of my girls, of myself, for having gotten through this challenging trip with those bumps along the way, we still managed to have fun all the way!
* 2GO or not 2Go?
Yes again, why not. I'll just make sure I get a private cabin and not during peak season please, cos I think the crazy boarding had to blame the huge influx of passengers, aside from I'd say lack of boarding system. Hopefully, 2GO would be able to resolve this cos really it's one good alternative to/from Boracay.