‘World Dream’ Leaving…

… in the pouring rain.

TODAY, WEDNESDAY, 13 DECEMBER 2017

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World Dream leaving.
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Paddleboard for rent…
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Regency
  • the sun rose at 6:03 am
  • sunset was at 17:30 pm
  • air 26°C
  • water 25°C
  • low tide was at 12:51 pm (0.3m)
  • high tide 7:50 am (1.2m)
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Tropical Depression

TODAY, MONDAY, 11 DECEMBER 2017

It was just too hot for this time of the season. ‘Tino’, once a tropical storm, will change that. Although downgraded to just a tropical depression now, it will bring lots of rain and cooler temperatures, as low as 23 ° Celisius (night). The exchange of warm and cold air masses will of course produce good winds for the next couple of days.

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The weather pattern is about to change. Forcast: Wind up to 20 knots, rain and cooler temperatures.

~ cloud cover 83%

~ Wind 11 kts (Gust 14 kts)

  •  low tide was at 10:52 h
  • 0.2 m

 

From Stem to Stern

TODAY, SATURDAY, 9 DECEMBER 2017

White Beach to its full extension! A strech of about 4 kilometers.

Direction of view is north to south.

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Location: Station 1, Club Paraw
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Location: Hotel Ambassador
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This is the End or the Beginning of the famous White Beach in the north. Today it has shown itself almost from its very best!

Today we had 11 hours and 27 minutes of sun.

low tide was at 9:03 am; – 0.1m

Church of Panay

A historical landmark.

Boracay is part of Panay. We refere to Panay as the mainland, but technically spoken, Panay is just a much bigger island.

Compared to Europe, the Philippines is not very rich in historical inheritances. And if there are, they are mostly churches or marks left by the Spaniards in colonial days (1565 – 1762).

The Church of Panay  or Santa Monica Parish Church is located just outside Roxas City. It’s declared as a National Historical Landmark.

Church of Panay

It’s one of the oldest church buildings in Panay. After the original church –  built in 1774 –  was destroyed by a typhoon in 1875, the new church was erected on that very site in 1884. It’s walls are about 3 meters thick and built of coral blocks.

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Church of Panay

 

 

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The clock tower houses the lagest bell in the Philippines or even in Asia                (about 10 tons)

Church of Panay, Ceiling

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Church of Panay

Church of Panay

 

Divided Island

TODAY, WEDNESDAY, 6 DECEMBER 2017

Boracay is only about 7 kilometers in length and yet, sometimes, it rains in one part and stays sunny in the other. This of course, is only true for scattered rainfalls and not for major weather patterns. And it is true specifically during the northeastern monsoon, the Amihan season.

The part who is ‘blessed’ with more rainfall, is the south. The simple reason for that is the proximity to the mainland and its mountain range. It’s one of the spectacles of nature, when clouds close in and cover slowly but surley the view of the mainland. Its like a curtain would slowly close. And then there is nothing to be seen from the mainland anymore. Like the scene of the mystic Avalon. But perhaps this comparison is too farfeched.

Nevertheless, nice to watch and kind of awsome.

Today such a magical show was offered!

The following two pics are taken in the same minute. The first showing the south part, the second showing the north part…

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Still, a part of the mainland Panay can be seen.
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Just turn around and you have this view. Sunny in the northern part.
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Heavy rain in the mainland and already at the south tip of the island. And still sunny in the middle part of the island. The distance to the mainland is about 4 kilometers.
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Nothing from the mainland can be seen anymore. Maybe it’s time for the photographer to search for cover!