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Fisherman’s Ensemble

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This guy wears a parasol hat on his head and long sleeves shirt, has a Monobloc chair and Styrofoam chest on his bamboo raft, and equiped with three fishing rods. I guess this is an example of a well prepared fisherman on a whole day fishing mission at Lake Lumot.

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Taal Volcano Horses

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Horse carrying its keeper and its food, or maybe food for the working horses

Taal volcano is a regular tourist destination for visitors in Manila. But this post is not about it. Rather this is dedicated to those poor horses employed by the tourists. The horse’s job is to carry visitors who prefer not to walk to the top of Taal volcano and back. That’s their routine the whole day every day. Folks living in the volcano make money from these creatures by asking 500 pesos for the ride.

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Another horse carrying horse food

I think you don’t need to be extraordinarily fit to tread the same path as that of the horses. The trail is unchallenging. It took me just an hour of roundtrip walk with summit view appreciation. I heard a local says it’s about 4 kilometers to the top but I think he meant the roundtrip distance. It’s so easy. Too short for running though. So unless you consider horse riding an experience, walking is better especially on a just rained ground.

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Child tourist on a horse

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A grazing horse seen along the trail

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Loading dock for tourists riding a horse

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Obviously not a horse but this creature is welcome in this post too. See you can take a pause and appreciate a goat if you walk instead

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Another creature sighted at Taal Lake, the beginning and end of the Taal volcano walking tour

Kuhol Eggs

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On returning to Lake Caliraya for a weekend escape from the urban noise (e.g. car engine noise), I noticed plenty of kuhol (snail) egg clusters in plants, tree trunks, boulders, boat dock, and boats this month. So apart from sitting crossed-leg on the dock waiting and watching for the occasional jump of fish in the water, birdwatching sans binoculars, reading Robert Parker’s Spenser novel, and other “doing nothing” activities, I thought about keeping stock photos of kuhol eggs.

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A pair of kuhol picked from the water

Seeing those pink eggs very close while taking pictures, I wondered if there is some kind of pattern in the count of eggs per elongated mass. Right now, I also wonder if the egg adhesive can be used as household adhesive. Seems like the substance can bond on a variety of surfaces and is even water resistant.

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In demand real estate for laying eggs

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I guess any surface will do

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Even on mother-in-laws tongue (plant)

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Perhaps any leaf will do

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Some on boulders

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I wonder if they all laid eggs at the same time in this trunk

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Snail still laying eggs

Taal Lake

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