Philippines Day 15: Home

Well it always takes me a ton of time to finally get back to writing the final wrap up of one of these trips. By the time I get home I’m exhausted and there are usually a million things to take care of and by the time I’m settled I’m not thinking about the final…

Philippines Day 14: Puzzled

Our last day in the Philippines, we’re to meet the Fernandos at White Beach at 9 and catch a large bangka ferry back across to Batangas at around 9:30. The day kinda summed up our trip in general. The plan is to join them with Oly’s godfather’s for an early lunch, some shopping, and then…

Philippines Day 13: Finally

We got a message from Oly first thing in the morning that they would be in White Beach at the Summer Connection hotel at around 11am and to meet us there. We no longer had to worry about what to fill our morning with. A relaxing breakfast followed by a walk on the rocks at…

Philippines Day 12: Sunset

By today we’d had our fill of Sabang and its crowds of people looking to squeeze a penny off you. The prices were high to. We had plans either way, Oly was landing this morning and we knew she was going to White Beach down the road, so we packed up and checked out. We…

Philippines Day 11: Mud

Ok Jenn’s last day of Open Water Cert for reals today. We had another quick breakfast and were down at the shop bright and early. This time we were sharing a boat with a bunch of others and had much more chaos to deal with. We collected our gear and waded out to the boat.…

Philippines Day 10: Wrecked Part 2

We were up bright and early for Jenn’s final scuba lessons. We hoped to squeeze the pool and two open water dives into one day opening us up to diving the following day. We caught some breakfast at the Blue Ribbon dive resort around the corner named and styled after the blue ribbon eel. I…

Philippines Day 9: Beach

After all of the travel the previous day we decided to take it a bit easy. Sleeping in, walking around town, setting up our activities for the next day. Generally getting our bearings. First we had breakfast at the hotel restaurant, not impressed, and the portions and prices were large. Then we asked about diving…