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... worked as well.
We finally get going and things start to cool down as the breeze hits us in the open ocean. Unlike the other three ferries I've been on, there are no classes and seat allocations here. Also, there are no tourists except me. And two roosters. At first I think there's only one and a funny ship echo thing happening, but no, there's two. The second one I didn't spot cause it was next to my feet, in a cardboard box with little holes in it. How did I miss that ...
... and burn them while they pray.
I went to an "authentic" Mexican restaurant for lunch where I ate an Indian veggie curry :)
While I was eating this ex-pat named Macolm sat with me and started chatting. He was about 60, English, has been visiting the Philippines for 25 years, first came because he works as a chemist but wouldn't tell me what sort of work.
He tried to talk ...
... the seat was so small that it would only hold Monica and I had to duck under the roof and sit in a squat position as we navigated the pot holes and bumps on the road. Ohh, to have a younger body once again!!
Once at the bus terminal we were informed that the bus was either late or not running but another driver offered to take us 20 km. up the road to the next town where the bus definitely stopped. We talked him down a bit in price and finally agreed. ...
... drift dive, basically meaning you don't have to swim you just float along the reef with the current. We saw bumphead parrotfish, grouper, school of jacks, lion fish, sea snakes, scorpionfish, moray eels, angelfish, giant trevally, red toothed triggerfish, Titan triggerfish, butterflyfish, yellow boxfish and a hawksbill turtle.
Unfortunately that was our time over in Apo Island but we didn't want to leave or pay the bill :( oh well it was Christmas, why not treat ...
... We spent the rest of the day just relaxing, reading and and sleeping in the hammock – yeah we are living the hard life.
The next day we took a tricycle to Coco Cove Beach for some snorkeling and swimming. Despite of the shallow beach we saw some colorful fishes (and even found Nemo) and enjoyed a relaxing day at the beach.
The following day was a typical traveling day as we needed to head back to Cebu ...