Stalking the most beautiful places in the Philippines

Welcome, welcome 'o weary traveler... from where do you cometh? Are you seeking new lands to conquer, perhaps planning a visit to the Philippines? Or are you simply feeling home-sick and hungry for photographs of home? Whatever, feel free to look or share. An adventure awaits.

I try to post new images weekly from my travels across this beautiful land. If you like what you see, please leave a comment or two. Or write me a note, I'd love to hear from where you cometh. Enjoy. Bobby ( Join this group to receive new postcards weekly or become a fan of my Facebook page.

Monday, February 17, 2014

#266 School Boat

A school boat? As in the equivalent of a school bus?

We were in Ramon, Isabela, on the edge of the Magat reservoir, when we spotted these school children gathering along the shore, waiting to get on a paddle boat. They live on Isla Verde, that green island on the horizon. Every morning, they'd paddle over to get to school. In the afternoons, they'd reverse course and head home. On extremely windy days like today, it could take 45 minutes to cross that narrow stretch. It's not without dangers, and boats have been known to capsize, but it's just another day for school children here. Enjoy.

(Pixel-peepers: On days when the light is muggy, a grayish cast make most photographs uninteresting. But don't let a poor shot get in the way of a good story!)

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