Taal Volcano is the second most active volcano in the Philippines, with 33 historical eruptions. It is in the middle of Taal Lake which partially fills Taal Caldera. Taal Volcano and Lake presents one of the most picturesque and attractive views in the Philippines. I’ve always wanted to swim in the middle of the lake, where the crater was. So one of the things I’ve done when I was on holiday in the Philippines was to plan this trip. The boat ride was quite rough, we’ve been soaked to the bones! Heaving, roaring, whisking, jolting up and down, but we’ve made it! Then to go up the crater, we’ve ridden a horse, a small horse but it can work hard. What a marvellous view when we’ve reached the top of the crater. The water looked really inviting! I wanted to wade in it, to feel refreshed. So, with my horse, we went down the lake. Ah, wonderful! To be able to swim in the lake surrounded by the cliffs and hills around us, it’s pure heaven! There were some “sulfur” bubbling near. This is the volcano, after all. The others didn’t join me swimming and waddling in the lake, they were more interested in taking photos and “selfies”. So I’ve got the whole lake to myself! What an experience!
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Welcome To The Rumble Strip
Happy Easter Monday everyone! Hope you are all fine. Him Indoors and I had a quiet and contemplative Holy Week/Easter holiday week. The weather was fine on some days, that’s when we cycled or did some gardening. When it wasn’t that good, we stayed inside and did some chores and other hobbies. I was able to write/blog a lot. I managed to write some poems.
I’m very grateful that my mother is fine in the Philippines. Through messenger, we video chat almost every day. My aunt was able to stay with her and together they visited some churches and went to Bulacan to see the passion play. My brother and his family were also able to join them.
HRH the son and his beautiful K went to see Southampton v Manchester football game. They said they had a great time. OK, Southampton lost, but that’s another story.
That’s it from me. Have a lovely week everyone!
For: 52 WEEKS OF THANKFULNESS – WEEK 43, THANK GOD, IT’S MONDAY! — WEEK OF APRIL 17th 2017: When saying thanks is not enough, Jo’s Monday walk : Around Salir, Tell Me Something Good #53
The Nove Otto poetry form was created by Scott J. Alcorn. It is a nine-lined poem with 8 syllables per line (isosyllabic). The rhyme scheme is as follows: aacbbcddc.
This week’s photo prompt is provided by Maria with Doodles and Scribbles. Thank you Maria!
The sound of the fountain of life
Stridently trickling down so rife
Thus refreshing, splashing like pearls
A force of nature so charming
Nice to swim after our biking
Water with its tempestuous whirls
You and I commune with nature
Wish we can stay here as we were
Here and there, up and down with swirls
(c) ladyleemanila 2017
For: FFfAW Challenge-Week of April 11, 2017 by Priceless Joy, #AtoZChallenge – 4-17-2017 – Letter N
The challenge is to choose a modern popular song, preferably one that everyone knows, and re-write it as a Shakespearean sonnet, which can be serious, humorous or just plain silly! To make it more fun, don’t give your sonnet its original title so that we can take a guess as to what it might be!
Don’t shed tears as I sing my lullaby
Just dream away as I take care of you
Dream of paradise and the blue sky
I’ll always look after you as you grew
Your father left us, we’ll find our own way
There’s always a rainbow after the rain
Just keep growing, my baby, walk, talk, play
You are the one who is keeping me sane
Dream away as I sing this cradle song
I’ll be rocking you to sleep my dear one
Dream of fairies and kittens all night long
And by tomorrow we will see the sun
So, sleep tight, my baby, sleep tight
I’ll rock you to sleep, everything’s alright
(c) ladyleemanila 2017
For: Meeting the Bar: Pop Sonnets by kim881, seventeenth day of NaPoWriMo