The weather is good when the passenger boat departed in Surigao Boulevard. That is around 6:00 am and one hour ahead of 7:00 am scheduled trip. We're heading to Port of San Jose of Dinagat Province...
We arrived in Port of San Jose at exactly 7:30 am. Just dropped my backpack in our staff house at San Jose then hunt for the cheapest habal-habal ride going to Basilisa. That day my schedule/itinerary is to visit our newly-established office in the said municipality next to San Jose- the capital town. Basilisa is 30 to 45 minutes travel from San Jose. Habal-Habal is the primary mode of land transportation in the province. There is also one jeepney traveling from San Jose to Libjo passing the town of Basilisa (vice-versa) but with 2 scheduled trips only. "Minsan wala pa pag sira ang makina o daan"- that's is according to one of the locals I talked with. The road is still under construction, habal- habal is the only mode of transportation that can tolerate the muddy and rocky road of the province.
While on the road going to Basilisa- at the top side of the mountain, I saw the majestic view of the lake and the beautiful islets surrounding the province- eye-catching and picturesque! Expect the amazing rock formations and the beauty of the red mountains along the highway.