Well, here I am changing course again. No big surprise. Things haven’t been as comfortable aboard the boat as I would like, and so I think traveling solo will work best for me. The group dynamic is hard to deal with, and I think would require a really great, close group. I think I will see much more of the islands than could possibly happen with fellow travelers. My plan today is to hop aboard a ferry and head to Bantayan Island. It is small enough that I hope to travel mostly by foot and avoid the nasty air that hangs along all the highways here. The vehicles are mostly diesel or 2-stroke motorcycles, and all have clouds following them. Everyone walks with rags over their faces to help protect from it. I’m glad at this point that I decided to travel so light. Everything I brought is carried in a small backpack, and crammed really, really tight.