Leg 14.12 – “This is coconuts.”
This is it! The Final Leg! Teams head home to the Philippines and the island of Busuanga, Palawan. All teams will be on the same flights via Denpasar and Manila, arriving in Busuanga at 8:55am.
Once in Busuanga, teams must hire a jeepney to drive them to this shipwreck site. Here, teams must dive into the water and follow a flagged route through a shipwreck. Each flag is accompanied by a number and those five numbers will unlock a small treasure chest which they will find at the end of their dive and must bring back to the surface. Teams must remember the five numbers and the order they found them to open the chest and reveal their next clue.
That clue directs teams to the Calauit Safari Park.
Teams must prepare and serve food for the various exotic residents of the park in order to receive the next clue.
Teams must make their way back to Francisco B. Reyes Airport and sign-up for a charter flight which will depart immediately for…
Upon arrival in Puerto Princesa, teams must make their way to the Baywalk to find their next clue.
That clue tells teams to make their way to Sabang Port.
Teams must search among the outrigger boats for their next clue. That clue will be a yellow and red-painted boat which they must approach and ask the fisherman for their next clue.
Teams will now help repair the outrigger to allow them to take it to a nearby coconut farm. But first, teams must load their boat with 60 coconuts.
At the coconut plantation, teams will find the Final Road Block of the Race: Who’s feeling like a coconut nut?
In this Road Block, teams will need to answer 10 questions relating to aspects of the Race they’ve just run. The answer to each question is a number and accompanying each question is a marked area. Teams must answer the question by collecting coconuts and placing the correct number of coconuts in each corresponding area.
Some of the questions include:
-How many bicycle wheels did your team use during the Race?
-How many racquets did your team use during the Race?
-How many tasks involving food did you encounter on the Race?
-How many continents have you set foot on during the Race?
-How many different planes did you fly on during the Race?
-What is the most number of Legs in one continent this Race?
-In how many Legs was the U-Turn or Yield activated?
-How many total Legs are there this season?
-When added up, what is the sum of your Leg placements in Legs 1 through 11?
When all stacks of coconuts are correct, the same team member must climb up a coconut tree to retrieve their next clue.
Teams must now deliver five coconuts each to four bakeries at Baker’s Hill in Puerto Princesa.
And after they’ve delivered the coconuts, teams can make their way on foot to… The Finish Line!
The Finish Line is at Mitra’s Ranch. The first team to cross the Finish Line will win…
Woohoo! This 2nd Celebrity season is over! Hehe.
So for this Final Leg, I decided to use Palawan and I think the plane/helicopter ride in the middle is okay. But there could easily be a Leg without that ride and just focusing in a specific area in Palawan.
Anyway, this is the Leg we have and I think it’s an okay Final Leg. First, I like getting to feature a shipwreck. Visiting Coron would be a good option for even a full Leg maybe. I’m not really sure where the best shipwreck would be, but there is definitely a good task waiting there.
Next up is Calauit Safari Park which is very interesting to see in the Philippines. Another better task is waiting here too, but simply feeding the animals would be fine.
The boat fixing in Puerto Princesa is similar to a task in season 13’s Final Leg. But that’s okay. Originally, I only had teams fixing the boat and hopping on. But I decided to have them load it with coconuts as well, just for an extra task.
The Road Block should be the highlight of the Leg of course. I think this could be an amazing, difficult task depending on what kinds of questions can be asked. It requires memory, maths and it’s also physical, especially for the answers with lots of coconuts. What’s good about this task is that not all questions will have the same answer for each team.
Baker’s Hill is just an extra task to add on to the end of the Leg and allow teams to walk to the Finish Line at Mitra’s Ranch.
Overall, a pretty solid Leg. And overall overall, this season had a pretty solid route, if I do say so myself. Hehe.