Philippines – 2014

This was my first trip to the Philippines and to meet some of Maria’s family.  Most of the pictures are from locations within a couple of hours from our place in Bicol.

 

 

 

 

 

We are in the purple, Bikol labeled region

 

 

Bell and me switching gear

 

 

 

Took a day trip to St. Miguel Island, just across bay from us.  Bell has property here and it is a great place for snorkeling and a picnic on the beach.

chocolate chip starfish
Mayon volcano from St. Miguel Island

Next few are from Cagsawa ruins. Church wiped out in 1800’s from Mayon eruption

Next few from trip to Donsol to see butanding (whale sharks).  WE got skunked, in terms of sightings, but memorable trip, all the same.  Excitement came from breaking down of our jeepney, so so far from home.  Our mechanic showed up on a bicycle, with very small toolbox and was missing his left eye.  As Maria’s brother in law said – “imagine how good he would be with two eyes”

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