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... just before sunset!
We are liking this place more and more!!
That evening we just chilled, played some cards (******** is our game) and once again i think Miss K has a gold medal at it!!
At least Linda has got used to the hours fast asleep in bed! Me on the other hand am lying there wide awake so i decide to go down to the bar and helping me get to sleep by drinking as many beers as it takes!!
At the bar ...
... mission to a poorer community in Manila with about twenty other students. The organization we went with (Gawid Kalinga) received some medical supplies so they sponsored a day clinic. Laura, Joe, and I, along with our new friend Gertrude, were in charge of taking the weights and temperatures of all the kids that visited the clinic. There were also areas for wound dressing, blood pressure, pharmacy, and visits with the doctors. We also got to take a tour of ...
... practice and I'm out of it, so I flog around a little and resolve to improve myself back to where I was within a few dives or so. The underwater terrain here actually reminds me a little of Utilla, Honduras...nice reefs with plenty of macro creatures and amazing colours. (Somewhat counter-intuitively, macro refers to tiny underwater life). There are enough sizeable species here however to keep a relatively novice diver quite impressed: ...
... in an undulating snake like manner. My dive master said later that it was a rare snake to see. Imagine my joy – NOT. OK, I have seen enough sea snakes, too many sea snakes, no more thank you. He stayed by me this time and didn't chase it down and grab it, for which I was quite thankful but I think he was rather wistful looking through ...
... This doesn't always happen. In the morning, there are half the boats, maybe, sitting on the bottom, forlorn and waiting for the water to come back. The rest of the boats are in deep enough water and on moorings that they can be used immediately for diving. Of course that means the morning dive starts with a hike out to the boat which could be 200 feet or so over rocks and grasses and sea urchins hiding in the crevices.
By the time ...