Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Last stop in the Philippines

Jake is becoming quite the photog :)

I know it’s been a while since we posted anything substantial for the family, but quite honestly, it’s been kind of boring on Savannah.  We’ve been moving around a bit and have not had good internet either.

We spent a few days in Coron Town.  Not sure what to say about Coron.  It was a quaint little town, but not much to look at.  Andy was able to go diving one day and thought that was pretty good.  Other than that, we spent our time stocking up for our next leg down to Puerto Princessa.

If cross contamination is an issue, the local market may not be your
cup of tea ;).

Tableside cooking of our very first ox tongue...very swanky restaurant.

The Philippines is feeling more and more like Mexico to us.  The people are similar, the language is similar, and now that we’re in the drier islands, the topography is similar.  Sadly, my attitude is similar, too.  Don’t get me wrong, I loved Mexico, but when it was time to go, it was time to go.  So that’s kind of where we are with the Philippines. 

I’m not sure if it’s the Philippines that’s putting me in my funky mood, or if it’s just my desire to keep moving.  We sat in Pohnpei for a long time.  We sat in Yap for a while.  We sat in Palau for a really long time.  If you’re going to stay somewhere for that long, those are some good places to do it, but I have to say, I’m ready to keep moving…get back in the cruising mode…not the sitting around mode.   The Philippines have been wonderful, the people friendly, and very beautiful.  (Jake has been a little frustrated at how populated everything is…no deserted beaches…poor kid, huh?  Can you say ‘spoiled?’) But it’s time to move on.

So we’re here at our last stop in Puerto Princessa on the island of Palawan.  We’re pleasantly surprised with the area, despite the view on the way in.  It’s a fairly large city complete with a mall. As a matter of fact, we’ve spent the last few days enjoying the air conditioning, a western size/style grocery store and a movie complete with popcorn and a soda.  Tomorrow we’re taking a tour of one of the largest underground navigable rivers in the world….very cool.  Finally, we’ll stock up and head out….next sop, Borneo!

1 comment:

Mary af Rövarhamn said...

Wow, so good to see your smiling faces again. Feels like ages we met on Samoa. /Linda, Ludvig, Lovis and Otto on Swedish S/Y Mary

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