After arriving on Panglao island, next to Bohol, last Monday we’ve been planning to meet the Tarsier. And today was the day. Just before a large group of Chinese arrived we went into the jungle to see the Tarsier.
You know, thick lush forest and foliage. Today I went exploring and went to Casaroro Falls for my first proper waterfall experience since Puerto Galeras Tamaraw Falls. Or so I thought 🙂
Halfway up the mountain it started to rain. Mist was coming down and humidity went up a tenfold. Also the river had swelled and was not safe to cross.
So, no falls. But a fun little adventure none-the-less.
Today we decided to check out a lighthouse point. People said it was nice there…
We negotiated a deal with a tricycle driver to take us there and back for a certain amount and a stop along the way for a scenic view.
He assured us he knew a nice spot and on the ‘road’ we went. The main road to Sabang, a town along the way, is very bumpy and broken. But we got to a nice spot with a nice bay view.
Notice the blue water below, filled with rocks or something. According to our driver there is a nice beach down there. We’ll check that out at some point.
The tricycle engine wasn’t quite strong enough to carry us all to the top of the mountainous area where the lighthouse is. So about halfway we were directed to “just follow the road” and the driver would wait for us.
Which is, as you can see, not much more than a rock path through a unkempt grass field.
Last month we went to the Zaanse Schans one last time to soak up some Dutch history and take a final look at the windmills there.
Here are some outtakes.
I’ve filmed this with my Sony HDR-AS100V and edited it with Final Cut Pro X, my first ‘project’ done in that. I’ll be digging into the features of Final Cut soon to make some more advanced edits over time. There is a lot to learn compared to iMovie 🙂
In order to carry around a big backpack of almost 10 kilograms I figured I should train a bit. So I go on walks regularly. A few times a week. 5 kilometers minimum. Usually 10+ kilometers total. Not all bad. And I walk it with relative ease. Yay!
Today I took some pictures. I even took a selfie! Here…
It was appropriately hot, too. Around 30 degrees celsius. So we went through the forest, towards a place where they sell cold drinks and cake. Along the way there was a field with goats and they had a bunch of babies.
The path through the woods was nice and cool at times, some shade was present.
A whole bunch of the road was not in the shade, so my hat was soaked 🙁 yuk!