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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Whaleshark Adventure

These photos were taken when we first visited my wife's family in the Philippines. In the island where whale sharks are plenty, in Donsol, Sorsogon. We decided to celebrate my son and I's birthday together there with a bonus of swimming with the whale shark. Whale sharks are very friendly and you can ride on their back while they swim. Please click the photo to enlarge.




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Solo said...

Oh so how's your visit here in Philippines? My mom is from Donsol, Sorsogon too. ;D

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Khim said...

nice adventure..

ilanadavita said...

The sea looks warm an dinviting.

kathy said...

Wow! It's probably an awesome adventure... Thanks for the visit Mr Joops...

Ebie said...

What a great double celebration! I would love to be in that outrigger to experience the same!
Ebie's Watery Wednesday

eileeninmd said...

Are whale sharks safe to swim with? It sounds scary to me.
Neat photos.

Japa said...

Great to celebrate an event. Show us more, kabayan!

And what a coincidence! Have posted similar info on my facebook flashback, and first about Sorsogon here:

Rompeolas, where the waves cavort

Mona Sweden said...

Great adventure. But would have been a bit frightened!

Maggie May said...

Just look at the colour of the sea in your pictures! Then look at the colour of the water in the Bristol Channel, near where I live! No bets taken for where you'd sooner live! LOL!

Nuts in May

aino said...

Exciting! With sharks in the water, no way. :)

Gunilla said...

I would not swim in that water. I don´t trust the sharks.
Great adventure.

Thanks for visiting me too
Have a nice day
Gunilla

niko said...

i would like to visit donsol sooon.. :)

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Hagemor said...

Wow!!!!what an adventure!!! thanks for visiting me:))

Jossie said...

That sounds very exciting. And scary too. But I guess it is safe otherwise you would be allowed to.

eden said...

woww.. what a celebration. looks like you all had a great time. I really love to visit there and see that whale shark. Maybe someday.

Prettymom said...

was here,, thanks for sharing the photos

Prettymom said...

was here,, thanks for sharing the photos

Michael said...

Shadowy sharks. Nice pics.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That's an amazing adventure!

Dropped by to wish you a Happy Veterans Day and to thank you for your service to our country.

Sheila :-)

TorAa said...

What an experience swimming around whale sharks.
I have never seen them alive, but in the Kontiki Museum in Oslo, Norway, there is one stuffed. They are huge.

ruby said...

donsol is very popular because of the whale sharks they attract tourist...
Happy veterans day!!

Caprice said...

Very cool. Don't know if I'll ever get to the Phillipines but if I do I would definately swim with whales! What a grat birthday gift to share with your son too. Thanks for sharing.
Caprice

Happily Retired Gal said...

Wow ... that's SOME adventure ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Dhemz said...

what a very nice entry! have never seen that famous shark before....only in Donsol right? love rye's smile on the picture....:)

shydub said...

What an adventure, live the water and the pics Sir John

lisaschaos said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

Mel Alarilla said...

That's really an adventure of a life time. Someday I want to also visit the home town of Rose- Donsol, Sorsogon to also experience snorkeling with the whale sharks. Your kids must have been so thrilled by that extraordinary experience. Thanks for the post and photos. God bless you all always.

Bambie dear ★ said...

gosh hope we can also visit ate rose's province.. i also heard about the whale sharks

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