Two years pastDaryl
This is the first time that I have assessed this blog for 2years. No Freycinet has not come home to Brisbane, she is very happy in the Philippines and has sailed the beautiful waters of this arcipeligo extensively during the good season and hidden away during the typhoons. She has also been back in Indonesia to Central Suliwesi and Kalimantan last year. I am preparing to return to Freycinet on the 8th of Jan 2015 to prepare her for more journeys and adventure.
Brisbane for xmasDaryl and Carol
Mon/12/12, Chapel Hill
We are home in Brisbane for a while and apart from being ill, everything is good. we were away for 18 months and hardly a sick day. we ahve a trip planned for January to Victoria and after xmas, a few days at the Woodford music festival where Hailey is playing. Camping out, that will be new only this time we wont have to worry about the anchor.
Time to fly home for XmasDaryl
Wed/11/12, Subic Bay, Philippines
Well we have reached Subic Bay and hauled Freycinet out at Watercraft. It seems strange that we left Australia over 18 months ago and now going home for the first time. Carol has had a couple of trip but first one for me. The Philippines has been fantastic and looking forward to continuing here next year. Not sure after that. We are currently in Angeles City about 10 mins away from the old Clark Airforce base. We will catch an Air Asia fight to KL in the morning and then onto the Gold Coast. Angeles City!! What can you say, google it. I try to explain it away in a cultural sense, but Carol says I am delusional.
Puerto Galera13 20.621'N:120 57.172'E
We have been in Puerto Galera for three weeks and now moving on. Sad really, fantastic place with great people. Had a good look around, raced in the All Souls regatta, became a regular at some of the beach bars, that's original I hear you say.
On our way to Puerto GaleraDaryl
Mon/10/12, Pandan Island
Had a stop over at Apo reef last night, weird to be out in the middle of nowhere anchored in 10 meters in perfect conditions. Carol did some snorkeling and said hello to a black tip reef shark. We left this morning early and just picked up a mooring at Pandan Island on the west coast of Mindoro. Wll pop into the resort for a drink and a meal later. Going snorkeling now, try and find the turtle that just swam past.
Overnight stop on way to Apo reefSat/10/12, Tara Is, Philippines
Departed Coron at 0900today and went through to a group of Islands north of Busuanga. Found an ancorage at Tara Is 12,16,560N and 120,21,701E. Sand with some rocks in 12mtrs. Water crystal clear.
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