|Here is Arlene in her store
at Bonbonon, Negros Or.
Beside essential cold drinks and rum she offered a great menu of light meals. Her husband Nicky looks after yachts and arranges any kind of stores to be brought in.
|Arlenes is always a great place for impromptu parties by whoever is there. Pauline had everyone dancing one night - but especially Ron !|
|Anne near the summit of Mt. Kinabalu with our guide behind. This shows the bizarre shapes of the granite at the top and the very bare surfaces. This was taken after we had been to the summit and it was getting fully light.|
|At the summit of Mt.Kinabalu - Low's Peak About 6am, just after sunrise.|
Yes ! I free climbed that rock,
But check the horizon lower left <G>
|Loco of the North Borneo Railway. Runs west from Kota Kinabalu for about 30km|
|Sean looking out of the window of a North Borneo Railway carriage. He especially enjoyed the tiffin they served !|
|Anne and Sean with a gun of the old fort at Taytay on Palawan. The Spanish built the fort and used Taytay as the capital for Palawan, but the anchorage is surrounded by reefs and open to the NE wind.|
|^ A view over Taytay at low tide. Mostly a tin-sided shanty town with the one odd concrete building owned by San Miguel Brewery.||^ A view down onto the fort on the shore, with SBIV anchored beyond. The only other old building is a large church with very thick walls and a new sheet metal roof just back from the shore.|
|< A simple bridge built across a bay to connect a small village to Taytay. It felt more substantial than it looked ! It is about 100m long|
|This is Coron Town, it is
actually on Busuanga Island facing Coron Island. Coron Island is
limestone outcrop rain-eroded into a series of very sharp spikes and ridges
with lakes concealed between them. There is almost no flat land at all,
what there is ,is reserved for an indigenous aboriginal people and visiting
Coron town is dominated by the dive industry - due to the collection of Japanese ships sunk in the main bay in 1944.