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I was on a bridge when I shot this photo. The Leyte Gulf water was so inviting with its various hues that I had to stop for a swim. I had been riding a rented moped around this quaint fishing village of Guiaun, Samar which offers many scenic coastal vistas. The village harbor is particularly picturesque.

Filipinos from this province claim that the Portuguese Ferdinand Magellan who conducted his explorations under the crown of Spain landed on Homonhon Island on March 16, 1521. Homonhon is part of Guiuan, the southernmost municipality of Eastern Samar that commands a magnificent view of the mighty Pacific Ocean. Most people know about the Leyte landing of Gen. Douglas MacArthur of "I shall return" fame, but it was actually from Guiuan that MacArthur launched his campaign in 1944 to "liberate" the Philippines from the Japanese.

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Additional Photos by Danilo Martinez (cunejo200) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1185 W: 10 N: 1866] (7281)
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