Thursday, December 30, 2010

No More Metrostar Ferry

We had a failed outing yesterday.  I searched on the internet for a ferry trip around the Manila Bay and I found some posts on Metrostar ferry which we had seen several times on passing by the area near SM Mall of Asia.  I saw that their schedules were every hour on the half hour and estimated that the 5:30pm tour would give us a good view of the Manil Bay sunset.  We left the house around 4:30pm and came across several traffic jams before Quiapo and Roxas blvd.  But as we approached the Metrostar Ferry terminal, (Jojo and Benjo went to find parking), there was a post on the outside of the building with the title Traffic Advisory, there were no scheduled departures for the day.  There were a couple of people inside the building and upon entering we were told that the Metrostar Ferry was no longer in operation.  By the time Jojo and Benjo were back from the parking area, it was already 5:30pm.  We were told by a person who saw us coming out of the building that there were boat tours on the other side MOA.  But as we walked towards the mall, I saw the sun setting and realized that even if we wanted to go on the boat ride, we would miss the best part of the trip - the sunset.  So, we scheduled our ferry boat ride for another day and just took a walk in SM Mall of Asia and had dinner at the foodcourt.  There will be other days and many other sunsets to watch.

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