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.
Thu/09/12, Near Linapacan Island
We have been in the Philippines now for 2 and a half weeks and love it. We sailed from Kudat in Borneo to the bottom end of Palawan then up to Puerto Princessa. We stopped along the way at Balabac and had a very interesting time. First went into town with John and Pauline for Our Odessey for a look around and our first taste of the Philippines. There were some young guys loading two small head of cattle onto a very small boat for a trip out to one of the islands. The cattle had to jump onto the boat with a little help from the men. Our sailing cowboy, John with many years of experience around stations and animals gave a hand. First one on with John giving some advice to the boys but I think he pulled a muscle in his shoulder and retired hurt. Second one on and we all clapped and got a laugh from the team. I will post some pictures when we get som goo Internet .
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