Tikob lake is accessible
from poblacion, a small hike and a hanging bridge to boot. Or, through
a dusty drive through barangay Ayusan that takes you right to the
rim of a ridge thick with an overgrowth that circles the lake.
The lake has
its share of myths.
At one time
it was called "Crocodile Lake." There has not been any sighting
of crocs since an alleged contracting of hunters for crocodile cleansing.
the lake was caused by a meteor impact.
periodically emits from the lake. Some attribute it to spirits.
In the past,
visits to the lake have left me with a sense of unrealized potentials
and possibilities. In the meanwhile, it is being used for fish farming
while awaiting the edicts of the gods of commerce that might include
Tikob Lake in the winds of change blowing Tiaong's way.