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 Post subject: Bragging rights!
PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:21 pm 
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Ok folks how many of you can claim to have been shot at by the Philippine Navy while sailing your TAndem Island. Well I have ! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Bragging rights!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:45 am 
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Coming or going? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Bragging rights!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:32 am 
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We were "coming" but after the shot we were certainly "going" :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Bragging rights!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:00 am 
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I understand that sometimes things get lost in the translation but what type of gestures, behaviors, or hand signals did you display towards them to get them so aggravated ?

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 Post subject: Re: Bragging rights!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:45 pm 
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We arrived at Balicasag Island (a dive resort) not far from Bohol and we checked in and advised the security that we are having dinner on a friends yacht and will be coming back after dark to stay in our room. Unfortunately (as often happens in the Philippines) no one passed on this message and as we approached the resort all hell broke loose with lights flashing, shouting, then the shot (hopefully over our heads but they are notoriously bad shots anyway) :D . As we couldn't get our peaceful intentions across we made a b line back to our fiends yacht, had a calming glass of wine (or two) and stayed the night. We went back to the resort in the morning and a very apologetic reception staff member said " oh yes the navy patrols the area after dark to stop poachers and just in case the terrorists from the Sulu Archipelago hits the island for kidnappings". A an exciting experience, one that I can't get to angry about because they are just doing their job. I would have thought when I shone our torch on our sail that they would have got the message though. Not sure how many terrorists or poachers use a Hobie :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Bragging rights!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:52 pm 
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Oztravels wrote:
Ok folks how many of you can claim to have been shot at by the Philippine Navy while sailing your TAndem Island. Well I have ! :shock:
Does the US Navy count?...
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Anyway, it was just a flesh wound. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Bragging rights!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:55 pm 
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Your weaponry certainly looks intimidating (if you were a fish) :lol:

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Oztravels wrote:
Ok folks how many of you can claim to have been shot at by the Philippine Navy while sailing your TAndem Island. Well I have ! :shock:
Does the US Navy count?...
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Anyway, it was just a flesh wound. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Bragging rights!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:15 pm 
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Well, we do call then "rocket launchers". :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Bragging rights!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:15 pm 
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@ Oztravels,

did i get that right? you sailed from Panglao Beach all the way to Balicasac island? That's a pretty cool trip :-).

...it's more fun in the Philippines....

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 Post subject: Re: Bragging rights!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:06 am 
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Hi Serbi. Yes we do the trip quite often. It only takes me about 2.5 hours (from Songculan). Our next trip planned is Bailcasag to Siquihor and maybe Pamilican on the way back circumnavigating Panglao.

And yes it is more fun in the Philippines :lol:

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@ Oztravels,

did i get that right? you sailed from Panglao Beach all the way to Balicasac island? That's a pretty cool trip :-).

...it's more fun in the Philippines....

peace
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