It was my intention to stay here just long enough obtain our visa and the first extension, a two day wait. After getting the extensions on Monday i started hearing rumors of a building storm. After perusing the various weather sites i saw it forming far to the southeast. That tell tale circle of wind as a storm in born. I decided to wait a day and see what happened.
Tuesday the storm turned into a proper typhoon, Typhoon Hagupit, and was headed our way. The US weather gurus at NOAA predicted it would veer north and not hit the Philippines, again i chose to wait and see. Three other computer models had it heading for the northern Philippines, no one really knew what it would do. i have traveled half way around the world and have no survival stories, no stories of being caught in a typhoon. You will get not good advice on how to ride out a life threatening storm from me and i hope to keep it that way, so staying in a safe harbor is where we are.
I played my usual array of 60’s tunes, folk and blues and then ended the night doing a bit of rock and roll. I had a great rhythm section with the local gals playing tambourines.
Again i decided to sit and wait in the safety of Puerto Princesa, when i see the storm is not heading this way we will take the 3 day trip to Coron, Mother Nature trumps all other plans. I am looking forward to seeing my friends at Puerto Del Sol and Coron again as well as getting back into the water, diving, diving, diving will be the call of the days to come.