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Have taken a break from designing jewelery with Gregg this afternoon to have a bit of a gloat about the little jaunt I took on the boat this morning to Silanguin Island; a little slice of heaven just beyond the watercolour mountains I stare straight at, out the office window. I had a whole stretch of glittering black sand beach to myself. It was beautiful. Enough said.


9100_1153.jpg These beautiful shells washed up on the shore before my eyes.
100_1162.jpg These are my snazzy new sandals on my freshly painted feet, which cost half the price that they would back home... the sandals not the feet. About 30 seconds after this photo was taken a freak wave flew up the side of the boat and snatched one clean off my foot. It took 15 minutes, half a tank of fuel and some skillful maneuvering by Captain Rodger to retrieve it.... Totally worth it!

Found a new dive site yesterday in Triboa Bay; a steep wall of beautiful hard and soft corals and the busiest concentration of fish I have seen in Subic Bay. We will be back in the next day of two to suss out the rest of this reef and hopefully attach a float so we don't have to put an anchor near the coral.

3P1010172.jpg The first and only orange nudibranch I have seen here; so precious!
P1010170.jpg Yes, I know you're not meant to touch the coral, but this purple one felt like cotton wool!

Gregg wants to call it 'The Drop Off' but I think it should be given something cooler like 'n@'s Wall' but any other suggestions would be appreciated?

Posted by VascoDiveMaster 15:18 Archived in Philippines Tagged diving beach white philippines sand black wreck sunburn dive_master subic_bay subic_dive_centre sunbathe

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Hi Natalie,
Great pics of the orange nudibranch, did you stop Gregg from bringing it back for the aquarium or will I be able to photograph it tomorrow at Friday prayers?!!!!

by Mark Vickers

Haha thanks Mark! We left this little nudibranch where he was, but we still have the big beautiful one laying eggs in the tank so you're more than welcome to take photos over prayers with the good Lord Saint Miguel

by VascoDiveMaster

Hi Natalie,
Good to see you at Prayers today, it was a little crowded but still nice to have that little bit glamour which we don't usually get. Didn't get chance to ask how you enjoyed the night dive?
I always used to like the night dives, really exciting even on a coral reef that you know very well, seeing the underwater world down the beam of a torch was so much more adventurous. See you next week,

by Mark

absolutely stunning - and I'm not just talking about yr new sandals there are so many beautiful spots

by margie doyle

my what beautiful feet you have, no bumps that shouldn't be there.
It was worth retrieving the thongs. great pics also. Stunning stuff.

by liz

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