September 1, 2011

Foggy Marcos Highway

The following photos were taken yesterday on Marcos Highway on our way back to Manila. Note that we traversed this road at 6 a.m.

It was a rainy and foggy day, making the road slippery. Our speed was kept to a minimum as visibility was quite poor. I noticed at least 3 road cuts along the way, plus a number of unpaved spots. There was a remnant of a landslide which covered half of the road. 

On normal days, it would have taken us about 5 1/2 hours to travel from Baguio to Manila. It took us 7 hours yesterday.

Our experience going up to Baguio last Saturday was actually more harrowing. We had absolutely zero visibility on some parts. The night had crept in and I did not dare to take pictures then as I concentrated on telling HB to follow the white lines and the cat's eye on the road. As HB put it, "(it was the) most challenging drive up to the City of Pines...heavy rain in NLEX, flood in Pangasinan, limited visibility and obstacles going up Marcos Highway."

We were all simply thankful to arrive and get home safely. The journeys were indeed quite an adventure which would be told a hundred times over.

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