Back On Smoke... Had Been "Swimming" With The Whalesharks!

2 months ago

Hey Smokers!

I hope each and everyone´s fine! I have embarked into a three week hiatus to see my family, relatives and friends in the Philippines. The weekend before I left, I spent the afternoon with my weed girls, defoliating, cutting, watering and feeding them with nutrients.

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They were all good looking green leaves and plants so I am happy to see them healthy at least.

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Had been a hot afternoon that day that I decided to have a cold Apple cider wine and puffed a J out of 420 Haze for the last time before leaving home.

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I gave hubby instructions on how to water and feed them ( I had to excuse him , he´s not a gardener!!!) and my thoughts were always...."what if". Well, I thought to take the risk and let it be.

And so I went ..... and my vacay started!

In my last post, I have mentioned my intention of snorkeling to see the whalesharks. The area is in Oslob, Cebu, a three-hour ride from Cebu City by bus or by car. My family comes from Cebu City, I was born there but my family moved to Manila when I was a baby. I finally got to see my relatives after some years of separation.

Watching/Swimming With WhaleSharks called Butanding

The creatures I am talking about here are harmless big fishes called Butanding (whalesharks) ..they come to Oslob daily when the feeding begins at . 6:00 - 11:00 AM. They are free to swim and are not held captive. So when boats and people (tourists) come, it means food for them. There is no guarantee that the fishes would come during these feeding time... in some occasions the fishes might be somewhere else and tourists might not find their luck to see them.

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They are being fed with shrimps. Funnily, they prefer to eat those shrimps more than fishes....the water in the area where tourists get to dip or swim to see the sharks stinks. One needs to make a shower, otherwise the stink stays on the skin and hair.

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There are rules to follow when you dip, dive or swim in Oslob with the whales. These creatures are well protected by the philippine animal protection law and by no means be touched. If you do and get caught, a huge penalty and long imprisonment awaits those abusive ones.

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Some say that this is animal abuse because these fishes are becoming dependent on the daily feeds and they do not tend to hunt for their own food anymore. The vicinities in and around Oslob are healthy and marine biologists are on the go and see to it that tourist abide by the rules. Even the use of cameras with flash are prohibited.

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Post Drafted On Air

This post had been drafted on board the plane to Doha but am just posting it today as I feel better from the colds I suffered due to intercontinental changing climates. As I was chatting with hubby over the phone, he said that my girls grew so tall and even growing past my shoulders already.... and so I got more excited to see them in reality and he didn´t fail me with those infos.

Thanks for dropping by.... glad to be here again!!!

Keep puffin` for a high!

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Long time no see, welcome back! Glad you had a nice vacation :)

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Thank you @indica... yeah, it has been 3 weeks and I really really had a super vacation, though I still think it was too short a time. I had been thinking of Smoke.io but couldn´t post anything as MJ is illegal still in the country... Glad to see you guys!

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Aye better safe than sorry 👍

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Indeed! Glad to be back home. I have seen my girls already, some of the self grown seeds have had problems with fungus since it rained last week.. probably too wet.... while the cloned ones have reached height I did not imagine . My top terrace has become a jungle so I had to trim the girls..

Ohh man those are some epic giants! The sharks and the girls 😎

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Hello @dook13,happy to see here, how's your smoke habit? I thought you stop it according to your steemit post.

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I did started back up and am quitting the vape again 😅 thanks for inquiring.... what you go by over there?

Not quitting the weed this time 😜

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Same as usual, I was there first and invited by my friend here @indaymers.
I am your avid followers with different username.

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ahh yea, thats why I keep to one name as much as possible 😁

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Thanks man... it was a wonderful experience seeing those giants.

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Lol off with the water giants to return home and find your own giants awaiting you!

Wow. the grow look so healthy. You have got wonderful results for your efforts.

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Thanks buddy.. I have seen the growth of the girls and I could tell an epic story in my next post..

Nice to see you back @indaymers safe and sound good. Happy to see your girl well protected by your sweetheart. Theore exciting seeing you with the whales. When I spend my vacation next time, I also wants to be with the shark. Welcome back I miss you so much here with your girls.

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Nice to hear from you @lawlai.. thank you for the warm welcome, I missed all of you when I was away. I heard about the sandstorm in your area, I hope you are ok!

those BUTANDING sharks look playful I just wonder if they got crazy and swallow those who swim with them haha kidding aside we have that sharks at Donsol, Sorsogon.
Welcome back @indaymers we've never get the chance to see each other on the same day I've landed at 3 pm.

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Thank you ... it is a pity because my plane departed at 10:00 AM same day...I will surely come back to Oslob and at that time I would like to scuba dive and photograph th myself... hahaha! Yes, I will learn scuba and who knows I will make a movie perhaps... wild dream eh! Will dare myself!

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nothing is impossible grumpy says...hahaha!