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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WOYWW: Oslob, Cebu


Here is my desk with my snorkel and mask.  We just got back from Oslob, Cebu, where we had the most amazing experience of swimming with whale sharks.  It started with a beautiful sunrise right in front of our small inn.


After a short trip by van, we reached the whale shark watching area.


From the shore, we could see a long line of small boats lined up a short distance away.  We were amazed to find out that this was where the whale shark "interaction area" was.  So close to the shore!


When we reached the interaction area, we were so excited to see the first whale shark.  We didn't realize that we would be able to swim with so many once we went into the water.


What an unforgettable experience it is to swim alongside these gentle giants.  Despite their huge size, they won't bite; they are filter feeders and they only eat plankton and small shrimps.  We were told not to touch them and I found myself having to swim away to keep from having them touch me!


We had thirty minutes (timed) of interaction, and once it was over, we were already planning to go back!  Then, we went off to do some more snorkeling and had lunch in Sumilon Island...


where locals where sunbathing, Filipino style...


Goodbye, Sumilon Island...


Next stop was Tumalog Falls where we bathed in ice cold water and had a "foot spa" care of some little fish...


For a bit of history, we also visited a wonderful old church, the Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, which was built starting 1830.


Sunset in Oslob is another spectacular sight...


It has been an awesome weekend and seeing the beauty of God's creation is just amazing.  Imagine what heaven must be like!  No matter beautiful the sights on earth are, it is nothing compared to the beauty and splendor of heaven!


There are more desks to take a peek at in What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday and more bible and inspirational verses in Word Art Wednesday.

13 blog hugs:

Irish Cherokee said...

Stunning photography. What an amazing experience. Wonderful art work too. Love the Psalms. Blessings - Jim

Maxine D said...

What a fabulous place - and what an amazing experience that must have been!! Love your prayer journal page, it is beautiful.
Blessings
Maxine

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wow what amazing things to share with us this week Peggy....
.... God's creation is really breath taking is it not??
every blessing dear friend. happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #10 I think

Helen said...

what a trip! and what gorgeous photos, thanks for sharing with us. Helen 4

Mrs.D said...

Peggy what a sensational time you have had enjoying the amazing creation of the King. Super pictures too.
Bless you for sharing.
Chris #18

Diane Baker-Williams said...

What a memorable experience! The photos are stunning, especially the one of the waterfall. Diane #32

Mariane C said...

What a vacation you have had. Wow. I can only imagine how it was - Superb photos and a lovely desk photo as well :)

Kind regards
Mariane
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jan spencer said...

amazing photos, and what an amazing experience you've had.
Jan x

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow, amazing pictures, what a fabulous part of the world. Swimming with those Sharks must have been quite wonderful..it's their quiet acceptance that is really the grandest thing.

Krisha said...

WOW! what a wonderful vacation. Your pictures are fantastic and the area is so pretty. The sunset looks like a post card.

Krisha #19

Carole said...

Such a wonderful adventure, thanks for sharing the fabulous photos.
Be well Carole #50

Elizabeth said...

Stunning photography, especially the one of the sunrise. Your vacation must have been an amazing experience. Thanks for sharing. Elizabeth x #46

okienurse said...

awesome post and some beautiful pictures. Just watched a program on educational TV about the whale sharks and would love to be able to see them! Thanks for sharing. Vickie
#75

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