Yellow Streak

Most mornings in Abuyog were overcast so sunrise pictures were not easily captured.  This one had an interesting yellow streak in the middle. Even at dawn, the air was heavy with humidity typically in the 90% range. Coupled with temperatures mostly in the 90s, made for a very sticky environment. Thankfully, our hotel had air…

Cat’s Eyes

The rice farm has self-supporting chickens one which we ate along with other freshly picked items for a delicious lunch. The chicken was tougher than those we get in the States. The farm had a couple of dogs and at least one cat, this cat with the intense yellow eyes.

The Dancing Bridge

On my previous two trips, we had to ferry our motorput across the river. Not anymore. A bridge was built to facilitate the movement from one side to the other. I wonder how much it hurt the ferryman’s income. The bridge sways when walking so Uncle dubbed it the dancing bridge. It is much more…

Sunrise in Abuyog

I am a sunrise / sunset whore. Whenever I get the chance, I wake early to catch a sunrise or arrange my schedule so I am placed to capture a sunset. There are very few better sunrises/sunsets than I have seen in the Philippines. The roof of our hotel is higher than most of the…

The Swimming Hole

During my trip to the Philippines in 2015, we went to the family farm. Getting to the farm requires a ferry ride over this small waterway. On this very hot and humid day, the kids were jumping off the bank into the cooling water. Some of them were completely naked….something that wouldn’t go over too…