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Typography: No Smoking

Terengganu Boats

Speedboat as seen from our speedboat

Tourist boats at Merang Jetty bound for Pulau Redang

Yanagawa Canal Boats

Charcoal heater under the table

They were smiling at me

Manila Bay Subsistence 

Freshly caught tilapia from Manila Bay for selling, I suppose.

Manila Bay has the reputation of being filthy. Still, one can see more than a few folks fishing by the breakwater, and some fisherfolks on their bangkas catching tilapia several meters away from the shore. I saw a couple of these folks selling
freshly caught tilapia and tahong just within the vicinity of Baywalk. I also saw a group people having early dinner of steamed tiny crabs caught from the breakwater rocks.

Yonder are the yachts of the members of Manila Yacht Club, nearby are the small boats of the common folks used for daily subsistence.

Lake Lumot Boats

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Lake Buhi Boats

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This commuter boat will carry people to the barangay across the lake

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Mount Asog and Lake Buhi at dusk

Hull Hues

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As I walk by the Kawaguchi lake, I would encounter from time to time parked boats lying in bottoms up position having uniform hull color. That wasn’t just a short walk as I’ve managed to collect four snapshots.

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Masa Art

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Masa art is expressed not only in jeepneys but in banca as well.

From Island To Mainland

The uncomplicated manner of commuting from the island of Malapascua to mainland Cebu province.

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At Logon beach, procure a green paper ticket from the one-man ticketing office comprising of a small table that also serves as police detachment (says the sign) and a blackboard where the name of the boats and their corresponding schedules are written.

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Ticketing office

 

The green ticket says Malapascua Port. Where’s the port? The Guanna boat, a yellow banca anchored far from the beach, will leave at 8:30 according to the blackboard. How to get there? Ride a small paddle flat boat for 20 pesos per passenger. Simple. Uncomplicated.

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Guanna, the commuter boat in “Malapascua Port”

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Short transfer from Logon beach to Guanna boat

Tale of the Stranded Vessels

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Woke up to this view of aground boat and barge

On the first night, sleep wasn’t deep for I was still getting used to the thunderous sound of sea a few feet away from my hut in this habagat season. Then at dawn, I heard continuous engine sound but ignored it as I went back to sleep under the kulambo.

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Blame it on the habagat

Around 6 AM, I finally stood up and saw two vessels that ran aground very near the beach. Apparently, due to rough sea they moved off course and the propeller got stuck. Luckily, not on the reef which is just few meters at the leftside when facing the sea.

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Watching the stranded vessels

Some of the crew swam to the shore bringing with them empty five gallon containers to be refilled. Some of them went inside the Tambobo Bay via a small boat. This I’ve observed while lounging in hammock or while hanging out in the restaurant of the resort.

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Sailors have to refill their drinking water

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Shore leave not for recreation but to get provisions

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I wonder where they got the small boat but some men from the aground vessel went in and the small boat navigated towards the Tambobo Bay on the right side of this peninsula

On the second night, I woke around 3 AM and saw the lighted boat swinging sideways due to big waves. I wonder if the men felt sick. By daylight, the vessel was now on the beach. The barge isn’t there anymore. Found out later during the hike to the next cove that the barge drifted towards it.

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At last another boat came to free the vessel. The barge is nowhere to be seen at this side for it drifted to the next cove at the right overnight

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There she is. The barge.

At last within the second day another boat came to rescue the vessel but took them more than 12 hours to tie and successfully tow her on the third day. Looks like a common occurrence for vessels to run aground in the country but those that made it to the news were mostly passenger vessels.

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Towing on the third day and finally free

Drag Reduction Improvisation

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Coca-Cola plastic bottle attached to the outrigger to lessen drag

Commuter Boats

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Commuter boats at the pier beside the public market of Kota Kinabalu

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