May 2016: Touring Bohol
In one day it was possible to visit the Chocolate hills, the nearby activity park with its cable cycle, Prony 2 (the 140kg reticulated python that replaced Prony 1, the 300kg snake), the manmade forest, the tarsier sanctuary, Ancestor’s House for lunch and a few extra stops along the way.
The manmade forest – mahogany trees planted in the 1980s
Chocolate Hills – these were once reef outcrops and this whole area was underwater
Me on the cable bicycle at Chocolate Hills Adventure Park. No balance required, all you have to do is pedal and enjoy the fantastic views
Ancestor’s House – the enormous wide floorboards were a sign of great wealth 175 years ago (come to think of it, they probably still are)
Ancestor’s House. There is a very nice, quiet restaurant and garden downstairs and they serve GREAT coffee!
Alburqueque Church, Baclayon
Fresh water swimming pool beside the sea in Alburqueque. Loved how the locals would park their motor bikes on the adjacent main road, jump into the pool for a splash about and then hop back on their bikes and be off.
… seconds later
140kg of Prony 2 (replaced 300kg Prony 1, who died in captivity). The lump under my left hand is the chicken she ate a few days earlier.
Church damaged by 2013 earthquake
I’m told by a horticulturist friend that this is: Etlibera elatior (red torch ginger)