This was our last day on the road - 65km of hilly gravel road and we'd be in El Nido. Before we hit the road we decided to check out a stilt village down at the port.
A crazy, rickety village entirely on stilts over the water.
Kids everywhere of course.
A plank is all y'need.
Not so happy.
It was a long and quiet road today - it was our 4th day on in a row we were feeling pretty wrecked.
We nicknamed this bit the 'El Nido Wall'. Steepest climb of the trip. Went on for only 15 minutes or so but by the top we were dizzy, weak and ready to fall over.
A monsoon downpour finally caught us, but fortunately we got some shelter at a nearby shop while it unleashed.
We were pretty happy to see the limestone cliffs of El Nido roll into view.
The end of the road. With 920km under our tyres we reached the end of the cycling leg of our trip at El Nido, a small resort town amid a stunning limestone karst landscape. We stayed here for 4 nights, exploring the archipelago by boat and spending hours snorkelling and checking out the local restaurants.
Picking a place to stay for the next 4 nights.
El Nido is a port village/chilled tourist town nestled amongst towering cliffs and a stunning bay.
Bangkas at sunset.
Minbdblowing sunset and view of Cadlao island.
Pretty amazing place to arrive at...