Port Carmen, Cebu
Once again it's been quite awhile since our last update but when there is little to report on I just don't get to motivated to write. Today we added a new crew member so I am somewhat inspired. About a week ago two perhaps 4 to 5 week old Tabby cats were abandoned here. One of the other yachtie ladies took to feeding them and today Kathy brought the female, as yet unnamed home to the good ship Po oino Roa. The male has been adopted and taken home by one of the yard carpenters. So once again we have two cats. The old lady of the crew "blue Cat" is not to happy as yet but with a bit of time we believe they'll get along.
Back to other news we have made two overnight Cebu trips for grocery shopping with the long bus ride we prefer to go in one morning shop stay in a hotel shop again the following morning before returning to the boat. It's nice to have an air conditioned room and meals out. It's affordable with the room at $40 US and meals from $10 US for breakfast and lunch to our extravagant $30 US for dinner for 2 which includes Kathy's wine and my beer. The grocery items consist of the ones we are unable to get here locally.
Boat work has continued but at a some what slow pace. I was a bit lame with some sort of stomach difficulty for a little more than a week. I have managed to finish the re-build of the forward head new parts in the toilet along with several coats of new bright white paint. The toilet work was so much fun I also did a cleaning out of the hoses and joker valve in the aft one.
The folks from Hyde sails have been making their weekly trips working on the bimini enclosure. We have had only one small drawback as the clear window material that we have been carrying around for the last ten years had become defective with bubbles in the laminate. Luckily Hyde was able to supply us with some.
Things continue to progress along. Kathy has even scheduled her trip back to the state for visiting and shopping in the land of plenty. She'll be off on the 12 th of May for a months stay while I'll stay and take care of the cats and continue with the everyday boat stuff.
One further note as I've said in the past the Philippines is the land of typhoons and tropical storms, we have just had another near miss. We have watched for the last week as a system built and started to move our way then only to dissipate from a tropical storm yesterday. It's still to the east of us and over warm water but regeneration does not appear favorable.
What follows is a varied selection of photos.
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|NEW CREW MEMBER|
|BLUE CAT IS NOT HAPPY|
|BENDING TRACK FOR BIMINI ENCLOSURE|
|NOTHING LIKE A LITTLE HEAT|
|WAITING FOR THE BUS|
|NO HELMET LAW HERE|
|THIS IS THE PLACE|
|$40 US PER NIGHT|
|A STREET SCENE|
|ALL BAGS ARE CHECKED ON ENTRY|
|EVERYTHING A NERD COULD WANT|
|SOMETHING FOR ME|
|18 PASSENGERS @ $1.25 US PER SEAT|
WE BUY FOUR
|THE SPOILS OF A CEBU|