Recently, I found myself in a new destination--CamSur--on an unexpected trip. I had sold my friend Clint a camping tent, and as his unconventional payment a few weeks later, he proposed to bring me along on an excursion at his expense. He's a member of an outdoor club, and his club batchmates had planned a three-day weekend itinerary covering Mt. Isarog, Caramoan, and the CamSur Watersports Complex. I had never been to these places yet, or, for that matter, the entire Bicol Region, so it wasn't hard to accept his payment proposal. The plan was for the group to leave Manila on a Thursday night for Naga City, Camarines Sur.

The unspoiled and pristine Sabitang Laya Island is shaped like an arrowhead pointed to the east with the blades lined by a fine cream sandy beach, each about a little less than a kilometer long. At the tip of the arrowhead sits a spectacular rock formation whose geological makeup, to my untrained eye, appears to be similar to the karst topography in Palawan.

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