After “lunch” I continued southbound. The municipal hall was nearby so I barely warmed by bicycle seat before I got off again to explore the area. Ivana is another one of those Batanes towns that have a modern-looking center with the rest of the town looking traditional. I’m beginning to think that it’s the rule and Basco is the only exception. But I haven’t been to Itbayat, so I wouldn’t know.
For my last full day in Batanes, I planned to spend it on my own – without a tourguide – by renting a bicycle and testing the strength of my legs and my lungs all the way to the town of Ivana in the south of Batan island. I got the idea from Ironwulf, who gave very precise instructions on where I could rent a bicycle in Basco, as well as an idea of what a tour of that magnitude would entail for somebody who hasn’t used a bicycle in a decade.