Puerto Princesa Travel Blog› entry 195 of 212 › view all entries
July 11th, 2007 – by: ulysses
unfortunately the before-mentioned weather spoilt everything, so after a couple of days of waiting / eating / waiting / sleeping we decided to do a boat trip around honda bay quite near to puerto princesa.
everything is government regulated so tricycle fairs and even boat charter fees are overpriced, regulated and non negotiable... it's really ridiculous and tourist unfriendly. nevertheless there was a window of not raining so we went out with a small boat with fighter jet volume engine.
quite nice ride through the islands in the bay and we hopped out on snake island, an island with a beach strip formed like a... drum roll... snake. found some star fish, other tourists on snorkeling mission and strolled down the beach.
after a few minutes the clouds got a bit darker, a few more minutes we were in the middle of a really crazy rainstorm. sand winding in my face, my flip flops being blown away and poor lightweight chona was close to encounter the same fate.
we made it back to the beach cabins, kind of survived the bumpy ride back to the mainland and, freezing, were happy to get into the cold shower to warm up.
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