Under way at 7 AM heading directly for Maripipi, a small island to the south. I took the wheel for about an hour for the first time. We landed at the small shore town of Viga. Hugo and Fenton went off to climb for specimens. Anne went off alone. David, Marian and I went with a native up a trail for quite a distance to perhaps 800 ft. and David secured some specimens. Got some rather interesting photos. Back on board at 1, and under way at about 2.
I sat in a comfortable steamer chair on the high stern deck and watched the shore of Biliran Island slip by and would have enjoyed it more if my legs had not been so painful from sunburn. Anne sat down beside me and I went to sleep. When I woke up she was gone.
Anchored for the night off the town of Naval on Biliran. The others went ashore and had a very interesting time. Decided to stay aboard. They reported that the town was the most simple and unspoiled they had seen.
Last evening I proposed trying some of the beer I had sent aboard. Anne said she had put 8 bottles on the ice for me and I had one. This Pilsen beer from Manila is the best I have had for years in N.Y. or anywhere else. Anne would not have any or allow me to offer some to anyone else. I saw that I had made a mistake in bringing the 6 cases aboard the boat. She probably thought it “cheeky” just as she remarked to me about the 2 row boats Daan is taking to Java although we have the use of them and they have been invaluable. Probably I should have asked her permission about the beer.