Bohol - rain, rain and tarsiers
This one will be short. After our mind-boggling day of travel we couldn’t wait to go see the sights of Bohol. Tops of the list was the tarsier research center. For anyone who hasn’t seen one of these things, they are weird but cute at the same time (insert joke here). We rented a bike and headed out into the pouring rain. After about a 25 min ride into the interior we made it. Our $1 entry fee got us a half hour video and walk with a guide to see the tarsiers. We had no idea what to expect as it was raining, plus tarsiers are nocturnal, so we were hesitant to say the least. To our surprise we were led into a caged sanctuary where the tarsiers can roam and hunt free. Before the PETA people get up in arms, this is a breeding program and the area was big enough for each tarsier to have their own territory, which in the wild they rarely leave. We were shown 3 tarsiers, 2 at head level, within arms reach. Seeing these yoda/ET/gremlin creatures in real life is something. It made our day. Check out the pics, and just to give you a size reference, they are about the size of your fist!!
Anyways, due to the rain we headed back to the hotel to wait it out. Long and short of it, it didn’t stop, plus Ally came down with a terrible migraine and that was Bohol. Though I wanted to see more, the weather did not cooperate and we just gave up.
There are two more stops on our Philippine adventure, Malapascua, where we hope to dive with thresher sharks and mantas and donsol with whale sharks. After so many tough days, I’m looking forward to the beach and some R & R.
On the millionth bus with no shocks this trip…