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At the photo above, you can see the plains (or can I call it valley since it is in between two mountains?) of Tabaco City, the municipality of Malilipot and Malinao - still in Albay and how I wish I can also see the island of Catanduanes here but just never mind.
Well, well, well, don't underestimate. People who are already familiar with the activity of Mayon tell that this spot at the slope of this volcano is a safe zone.
The lava that flows from the crater of this potentially angry volcano does not pass through here that's why the park still exists and it is where I am standing now.
With our accidental tour guide (because he was not actually a tour guide, we just picked him up somewhere), he told me that Tabaco City is the take off point for people who are going to the island province of Catanduanes. You gotta ride a ferry from Tabaco City and I hope you can spot the "super tiny" ferries at my photos above, uh! (Hint: Focus at the right side)
So that is the Lagonoy gulf as seen from the point where I am standing now, and yes, I am still on a high elevation at the slope of Mt. Mayon.
Those aren't smoke, it is hardly possible to have a thick smoke build up with that elevation. Now you know, they are the stratus clouds (correct me if I'm wrong), the low lying pieces of clouds and hurray!!!!!!! - I am above them!