Ildefesa Suites Inn
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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 whale sharks were excellent. Very calm, confident and yet attentive and careful. They controlled the situation while treating the fish with a certain respect.
We dried off, had a quick breakfast, and flagged down a bus heading to Cebu city. It was a three hour ride and this will be our last stop before leaving the Philippines. It was a great experience to be in the water with these wonderful creatures - I only hope the pics do it all ...
... 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 ...
... Despite having almost no cars on the island the roads were brand new and in a superb condition. Apparently the reason for this is that the mayor of the Island was also the owner of a major road construction company – so not that much of a coincident after all.
A charming beach front bungalow at Charisma Inn was our home for the next two nights. One couldn't ask for a better location as you can see on ...