Travel Blogs from Sorsogon
... bit disappointed, I headed back to the town to continue my day of doing nothing.
Although Donsol is world famous for the number of whalesharks that frequent its shores every day - particularly in the hugh season of March to May - apparently no whalesharks have been spotted for a couple of days now. And even in the last few weeks there have been very few of them. Some of the local business owners are a bit worried about the lack of sharks ...
... total and the first two only had the five us.
As for the experience itself? It's easy to say in retrospect that it was an amazing experience but at the time it didn't necessarily feel it. Firstly when they spot one you have to jump in asap avoiding the wooden sides of the boat. The first time we jumped in the guide held my arm and led me out to it. The visibility is dreadful so I could see virtually nothing until all of a sudden I'm on it's ******* head, out of nowhere ...
... 1.5 hours of airconditioned van transfer before we arrived at Harong ni Lola Erma Inn. Four spacious fan rooms situated right next to the river and concrete bridge. The view is spectacular. Tall mangrove trees line more than a kilometer of the river coast as it meets the sea. This may have attracted the whale sharks given the richness of planktons coming from the serene river.
The darkness slowly covered the skyline. We were all ...
... so we quickly put on our masks and fins and sat on the side of the boat ready to jump. On the word ‘go’ from our guide all 5 of us jumped into the sea hoping to get a glimpse of these gentle giants. Very exciting! As we looked down we saw a large tail in the distance but the moment passed very quickly. We thought that the 3 hour trip we were on would be made up of fleeting moments like this and it felt a little anti ...
... were somewhere else (with a number of butanding). I've been there before. We caught up with them and were instructed by our BIO to deboard (I use this term in the fashion of Cebu Air Pacific who refer to leaving the airplane as deplaning). This time I could see it - right there beneath my flippers! Luckily my video does not contain the expletive I uttered as I began to maneuver myself around it in order to maintain a "safe" distance.
The next thing I knew this ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking