2006-05 Anilao & Typhoon Chanchu, Batangas, Philippines #5 Land

  • Lotus Garden Hotel
    Lotus Garden Hotel
    A booking conflict at Club Ocellaris resulted in a couple of nights in Manila until rooms opened up at the dive resort.
    Manila, Philippines, May 2, 2006
    2006-05-02#0003
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Jeepney
    Jeepney
    These colorful vehicles make for fun traffic watching.
    Manila, Philippines, May 2, 2006
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    Larry L. Jackson
  • Jeepney
    Jeepney
    The original vehicle designs started with left-over jeep parts from WW2.
    Manila, Philippines, May 2, 2006
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    Larry L. Jackson
  • Jeepney
    Jeepney
    Manila, Philippines, May 2, 2006
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    Larry L. Jackson
  • Jeepney
    Jeepney
    Manila, Philippines, May 2, 2006
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    Larry L. Jackson
  • Jeepneys
    Jeepneys
    Manila, Philippines, May 2, 2006
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    Larry L. Jackson
  • L. A. Cafe
    L. A. Cafe
    Manila, Philippines, May 2, 2006
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    Larry L. Jackson
  • Bank Security
    Bank Security
    Fairly common type of security at banks and high end stores.
    Manila, Philippines, May 2, 2006
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    Larry L. Jackson
  • Sunset
    Sunset
    Having made it to the dive resort, there were nice days of diving and talk of an approaching typhoon.
    Club Ocellaris, Anilao, Batangas, Philippines, May 9, 2006
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    Larry L. Jackson
  • Sunset Banka
    Sunset Banka
    This trip was the first and probably last in May due to typhoon season.
    Club Ocellaris, Anilao, Batangas, Philippines, May 9, 2006
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    Larry L. Jackson
  • Sunset
    Sunset
    Pretty bands of color in the setting sun.
    Club Ocellaris, Anilao, Batangas, Philippines, May 9, 2006
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    Larry L. Jackson
  • pre-Typhoon Chanchu
    pre-Typhoon Chanchu
    With wind, waves and deteriorating conditions, our banka crews couldn't come to shore without risking damage to the boats.
    Club Ocellaris, Anilao, Batangas, Philippines, May 12, 2006
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    Larry L. Jackson
  • Getting to Shore
    Getting to Shore
    We had to swim to shore, helped out of the water and across the rocks by the staff and banka crew.
    pre-Typhoon Chanchu, Club Ocellaris, Anilao, Batangas, Philippines, May 12, 2006
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    Larry L. Jackson
  • Getting to Shore
    Getting to Shore
    The excellent cook/chef is helping one of the divers out of the waves.
    pre-Typhoon Chanchu, Club Ocellaris, Anilao, Batangas, Philippines, May 12, 2006
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    Larry L. Jackson
  • Getting to Shore
    Getting to Shore
    After the crew and staff got us safely to shore, the crew brought our underwater cameras and dive gear to shore through these conditions without incident.
    pre-Typhoon Chanchu, Club Ocellaris, Anilao, Batangas, Philippines, May 12, 2006
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    Larry L. Jackson
  • Getting to Shore
    Getting to Shore
    pre-Typhoon Chanchu, Club Ocellaris, Anilao, Batangas, Philippines, May 12, 2006
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    Larry L. Jackson
  • Waves
    Waves
    Despite moving the bankas to safer shores, many were damaged or destroyed by the typhoon.
    pre-Typhoon Chanchu, Club Ocellaris, Anilao, Batangas, Philippines, May 12, 2006
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    Larry L. Jackson
  • Cranky Max
    Cranky Max
    Previously friendly, Max, the resort guard dog was decidedly not of the same mind this time.
    Club Ocellaris, Anilao, Batangas, Philippines, May 12, 2006
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    Larry L. Jackson
  • UW Cameras
    UW Cameras
    Club Ocellaris, Anilao, Batangas, Philippines, May 12, 2006
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    Larry L. Jackson
  • Damage
    Damage
    The typhoon winds arrived strongest during the night, wrecking the dining/dive deck.
    post-Typhoon Chanchu, Club Ocellaris, Anilao, Batangas, Philippines, May 13, 2006
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    Larry L. Jackson