The rainy season followed the hot season, and with it came the otherwise mostly absent mossies. Not plagues of them, but enough to get noticed and be a nuisance. Other arrivals were more welcome, three little pigs and two little dogs! We bought the little pigs from our neighbour, the two little dogs decided that we offered just the sort of place they were looking for and moved in of their own volition. Actually, we had been considering adding dogs to our army of geese, so this was fortuitous. The three little pigs are just as friendly as the dogs and follow me around the land making happy grunts…they’ll make lovely bacon sandwiches in a few months time! A happy pig is a tasty pig!
The purpose of our visit to Kaputian was to see the Dugong Sanctuary shown on the Samal Island tourist map. The sanctuary is supposedly immediately off the public beach… Sources elsewhere told me that no living Dugongs have been seen around Samal for the last 5 years. Thankfully, Franken-dugong still lurks at the public beach. If easily frightened, look away now:
Scared by the Dugongs (looking like exiles from the Island of Dr Moreaux) we headed further south (on the recommendation of the sculpter) to the beachside barangay of San Remegio. The roads were a test for the multicab, but this keeps the place exclusive and relatively unspoilt.