Uh oh! Here comes Tess again trying to weasel in two photos!
“Sorry again. Am I too late to submit my entry?
If not I will be submitting TWO since I missed the January challenge… LOL.”
The first one is: Chocolate Hills, Bohol, Philippines
“The Chocolate Hills are a group of unusually shaped hills located in the middle of the island of Bohol in Philippines. This extraordinary landscape is unique to this small island. It is unknown how many chocolate hills there are. It is known that at the bare minimum there are 1268 hills but some estimates put this number as high as 1776. The hills are not huge; the highest one barely reaches 120 meters in height. Even so, most hills are between 30 and 50 meters. The conical Chocolate Hills are scattered within a fifty square kilometer area.”
Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines
“Here on 27 April 1521, Lapulapu and his men repulsed the Spanish invaders, killing their leader Ferdinand Magellan thus Lapu Lapu became the first Filipino to have repelled European aggression. On this spot Ferdinand Magellan died on April 27, 1521 wounded in an encounter with the soldiers of Lapu Lapu, Chief of Mactan Islands. One of Magellan’s ships, The Victoria, under the command of Juan Sebastian Elcano, sailed from Cebu on May 1, 1521 and anchored at San Lucar de Barrameda on September 6, 1522 thus completing the first circumnavigation of the earth. Location of the Battle of Mactan which is close vicinity from Mactan Shrine. The mangroves and shallow water were site of the downfall of Magellan in 1521 who was not able to bring his big guns close enough to the shore to use them against the forces of Lapu Lapu.”