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... of limestone standing sentinel to the east, and the rolling brown hills and mountains of Coron to the west.
I was quick to head to sea dive and get a room, as the port and town of Coron were bustling with tourist traffic. After securing a room I luckily found a doctor who informed me the small cough i had picked up in Mindoro was actually bronchitis! early stages of pneumonia as well if i understood her correctly. So i ...
... everyone to finish the last bits of alcohol so we were all merry on rum and saw the funny side whilst enjoying the last sunset on the boat.
The team lead Jimboy told everyone there was a change of plans that we would aim for a nearer jetty and then would get tricycles into town… however the tide was then against us and we were unable to dock at the jetty so had to take the last 100m in unstable kayaks in the dark with only head torches ...
... a huddle in the dark. We had my Mac with us, we were trying to watch some TV to distract us but it was hard with everything going on! That was really scary.
So now it's gone a bit quieter outside now. Relatively. There's still wind howling and rain lashing. We just emerged form the bathroom to see part of our room flooded. Turns out the tarpaulin held up against the open end of the corridor outside our room has given way and so water gushed in, right under our door, ...
... Coral Garden, to the sublime Twin Lagoon, where we introduced to the fascinating Pufferfish which expand appear dead like out of the water and shrink in the water. They are also poisonous if not handled correctly. From boats and mountains, lakes and springs, Coron was an exciting adventure which was something neither of us had experienced, but me more so, and by the end of the trip, I was able to climb on the boat without hindrance. So I must have learned ...
... was 485 peso). We got picked up at 1pm and off we went.
I know why it takes 5 hours... the driver was mental!!! I felt like I was on an airport runway he drove so fast, round bends, across pot holed roads. I didn't sleep as I was too busy trying not to get thrown onto the man next to me. Now when the roads are finished I am sure they will try and do it in 4 hours !!
We made it to El Nido at 6pm, no hotel booked so we walked to find somewhere. We walked because ...
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