Princess of Coron
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Today's weather was no better from yesterday. The sun has only been up for a couple of hours and the rest of the day it was raining cats and dogs. I did not feel bad waking up really early even when on holiday since we get to explore the entire island before the bad weather took over.
From afar the island seems so huge exploring it may sound ambitious however once you start hiking and get preoccupied with the view no ...
... packed and obviously most peoples first choice. It was beautiful, unspoilt, undeveloped coastline & islands all the way and i was amazed that this area of north Palawan hasn’t been targeted by hotel chains or backpacker entrepreneurs. Booked into the Sea Dive Resort in town overlooking the bay - 450 peso for my own double room. It seems to be the main draw in town as it was full of other tourists also.
Spent the evening online and speaking to other people trying to ...
... the South African flag on it. Being good tourists, we asked to take a photo with him. He was not interested at all, which we thought was very weird and then a few minutes later, he had changed shirts. We're not sure if he never realised that it was the SA flag or if he just liked the colours that are very ragae-like. Nevertheless, we were quite bemused. Ja man.
We were a little bit scared of the lady at the diving centre. She was a very tall, thin woman, with shaved ...
... day they did the more dives and he went back in the evening to take the written test which he passed! He was told it would take 3-4 days but he managed to do it in 2. Feeling pretty excited, Dave booked onto some wreck diving for our last day in Coron. The next day I was feeling well enough to join them. The other four divers on the boat were quite experienced so Dave felt a bit apprehensive about going down to 32 feet on his first proper dive. He succeeded though, keeping up with ...
... and the local tourism association is doing its best to help organise stranded tourists.
It's funny, when you're in the typhoon you don't think beyond it. Now that it's past, the reality of the situation becomes clearer and you realise that getting through the typhoon is only just the start. I think today will be a tough day, but I know we'll get there, it'll just be slow progress.
Interesting satellite images: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-2486626 5