Last summer I took a trip to the east coast of Samal. I was trying to find the road that goes south all along the coast. What I discovered, though, is that the road only goes down part way and then heads inland. There is no road all along the east coast.
We started our road trip in Babak and then went north up to visit the bat caves. After the caves, we continued north up to the new marina and then down the east coast. The road goes along the coast until Canibad. The road drifts inland and after a short time I couldn’t see the water anymore. After heading inland, we got lost for a while because some of the intersections have no signs and the map I had really didn’t help.
After driving around for a while, we asked some of the local people which way back to Penaplata. They gave us directions and we made it to Penapata and then we rode down to Kuputian. We stayed the night there on the beach in a tree house. During the night, there was an amazing wind and rain storm which caused the tree to sway in the wind. The following day, we took a bangka to visit Talikud Island and look around. These are stories for another day.
I’ve been working on transferring video from my mini DVD to a hard drive so it can be edited in iMovie. I use Flickr and they have a 90 second limit on video uploads. I’ve decided to keep my video posts to this time limit as I like Flickr and the short time helps me decide what is important to show.
Update: I’ve switched to Vimeo to see how that works. I tried to update SPCShelter and was unsuccessful. Because of this, I had to revert to a backup from two weeks ago and lost two weeks of data.
Update II 3/23/11 I’ve converted all my videos to flv and now have them self hosted.