After a sleepy couple of days on Don Det, a fishing trip sounded like the perfect activity that didn’t require too much actual activity. We booked a trip for $6 each which departed at 3pm and returned after sunset. All gear included. Bargain. There was also the option to pay $5 extra and have a BBQ where they would cook you your catch. We decided that the chances of us actually catching anything worth eating were slim to none and we also knew the sort of standards that these trips held them selves to… i.e. none, so we stuck with the basics. After a bit of standing around, we were led down to our boat. It had a foot of water in the bottom, which, bearing in mind the boat is only about two feet deep anyway, is quite a lot. They had a go at getting it out with the electric pump but that turned out to be broken too. They ushered us in to the boat and off we went. Wet feet, wet bum, wet bag. Our boat men were brothers, the eldest about 16 and his brother can’t have been older than 14. Knowing we were in the capable hands of two… children, we set off up the Mekong in the worlds most un-seaworthy long boat.
Wow, you sure mastered your technique!
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My sisters live in Tampa, Florida. One of them has a large boat. The last time I visited we went out on the inland waterway near Clearwater. I put my feet up and relaxed back to enjoy a wonderful warm day in March.
This pic was a self-made shot. I was on the beach in Forte dei Marmi, Lucca, Italy, August 2012. The sign on the red boat in Italian means “Happy.”
Very beautiful shot!
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“Dipping toes into the Atlantic Ocean”
“Relaxing aboard the Spree 2 with Caption Bob”
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Here I was stretching out in the sun while floating on the Ou River. We had just returned from a short trek. My feet was muddy from being absolutely clumsy. And although not visible, one foot was bleeding (probably from a leech bite). But nothing that splashing it off with some river water can’t cure. The serenity of the surroundings is a mood enhancer. A good cause? Visit Laos and be entranced by its natural beauty and its unaffected way of life.
Nice shot, looks really beautiful there!
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Beautiful spot, nice shot!
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This picture was taken on the Upper Coomera River in the Great Sandy National Park in Queensland Australia. We were taking a boat back to Noosa after camping for the weekend at Harry’s Hut campground. We were a Motley Crew consisting of Australians, Canadians, British, German, French and Danish.
No one was bitten by snakes, spiders or sharks during the weekend.
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We stayed in a small village named Cala Gonone, which is near the Gulf of Orosei. My friends and I decided that the best way to see the coastline was by boat. We booked ourselves in for a full day boat tour, slopped on some sunscreen and slapped on a hat and away we went.
The sun was shining and our boat was running full speed as we left the port. I remember looking back and seeing the beautiful colour of the water and then looking down to see the bottom of the ocean – it was that clear.
Every now and then, the driver would stop and let us explore the pebbled beaches that were only accessible by boat. The pebbles feel funny against your feet at first but after awhile, you get used to it.
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Looks like a really nice place to just be.
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“Submitting to you a photo of my feet (with toes complete!) — taken last year while on vacation in Cambodia. We were three giddy girls who just decided to go on a four-country trek, rushing through Nepal, India, Cambodia, and Thailand.
This photo was taken while we were on board an open boat cruising the Siem Reap River in Cambodia. “
Sounds fun and a great shot!
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My First Scuba Dive at Apo Island
“Do I need to be certified?” I ask Harold. “Will I have someone with me while scuba diving?”
“We’re going to prep you on the way there. You will have an instructor with you at all times,” Harold replies. He was calm and confident. “We will meet here at Harold’s Mansion tomorrow at 8:30 AM.”
“Okay, I just live around the corner,” I reply with a smile.
Apo Island is one of the top ten dive sites in the country and around the world. Apo Island is located near Dumaguete City. It can be accessed via a 30-minute boat ride from the neighboring town of Zamboangita or anywhere near the coastline of Zamboangita.
The Shed aquarium in Chicago, one of Chicago’s tourist attraction have an Apo Island section where you can find sharks, colorful corals, and unique aquatic habitats from Apo Island itself.
Apo Island is sure to fascinate every diver’s and traveler’s imagination –
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I was glad to have been acquainted with Harold and his staff. I had a superb experience with them and continued to rely on their assistance on scuba diving adventure when ever I visit my hometown, Dumaguete City.
If you happen to be in Dumaguete City or planning a trip to this friedly island, stop by at Harold’s Mansion for your adventure.
For further information on Harold’s Mansion visit: http://www.haroldsmansion.com/
What a great experience!
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