Sunday, February 7, 2010

Voyage of the Balangay, Butuan's Pride

The 'Masawa Hong Butuan' (background) on her maiden voyage February 4 sailing together with 'Diwata ng Lahi'(foreground) along Butuan Bay enroute to Gingoog City. For easy identification, notice the blue stripes layag (sail) of Masawa Hong Butuan.(photos by Balangay Voyage)

The two Balangay's Diwata ng Lahi and Masawa Hong Butuan left Gingoog City Saturday morning (February 6, 2010), arrived safely at the port of Balingoan, Misamis Oriental before sundown.

Experiencing good weather condition, the Balangay's sailed at an average speed of 12 knots per hour.

However, unexpectedly one bayog (bamboo) suddenly broke of the mid-sails frame of Masawa Hong Butuan caused by strong winds.

A quick repair was made by the Balangay crew to Masawa Hong Butuan's mid-sail bayog upon reaching Balingoan port.

The Voyage of the Balangay continue sailing in the morning of February 7 enroute to the island province of Camiguin where they will spearhead a two-day activity before heading towards Cagayan de Oro City.

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