Flying Squid Outing

Saturday we had another opportunity to go snorkeling with friends on an outing around Talicud Island.
We met some new friends from Australia and the Philippines working in this area.

Ben and JR playing in the splash of the boat

Ben, JR, and Davie having fun playing in the splash of the boat

Ben and friends finding starfish

Ben on outrigger of boat with a starfish

Mikayla talking with Sarah, a new friend she met. Sarah lives on Mindanao Island with her family and is from Australia.

At the Dock....

Sta. Ana Wharf is the dock we go to to catch the boat for snorkeling or going to Isla Reta. Many ships and boats come in and out of this port.

It's a neat place to see.

Trike Drivers

Ben on a trike

Kirsten on a trike

Coast Gaurd Ship

Lady with wares


Proverbs 17: 17 A friend loves at all times........

Ecc. 4: 9 Two are better than one.....

Cooking at Isla Reta

We planned camp menus - hobo dinners, chicken, potatoes, hamburgers......

The guys did a great job manning the cooking coals......

I taught them all how to make 'banana boats'......

We didn't cook pig but these pigs are ready for someone to cook them (they are still alive in this picture). When bought, they will be slaughtered, cleaned, and cooked...........

Isla Reta Pictures

As promised, I will share some pics from Isla Reta with you all.

I won't bore you with all 200 plus photos we took, but I will tell you that I've found a new favorite spot here!

The 'resort' is like camping at a state park in Michigan by the lake.

A view from huts towards the beach

We cooked our own food, slept in cement floored huts, swam, enjoyed walking and exploring, had s'mores at night, watched the was beautiful and relaxing.

A cement floored hut

Lorine and Danielle with James in the nepa hut where we ate our meals

Part of the beach


James in a hole the kids had dug in the sand

I thank God for his beautiful creation, for a chance to enjoy a few days away from daily life and work, and for good friends.

Ben in the hole he helped dig

One of the neighbor's pigs got loose and ran into our camp as we were cooking dinner. Two guys came and caught him. Soon he was to be someone's dinner!

Burying each other in the sand

At the dock back in Davao. Part of our crew were waiting with our stuff while Kurt and Jeff went to get cars to come pick them up. One of the bicycle drivers let Ben and Jadon ride around on his bike. They had a great time taking turns pedaling it!