|Dinner on Tuesday night at Wolfgang's Steakhouse in Manila. We were|
in the Newport Mall across the street from the Remington Hotel
where we stayed. $$$$$$$ but worth every bite.
|Outside the Tunnel on Corregidor Island. They used this|
as a place of security and storage. Used both by Americans
and Japanese after they took over the island.
We had a very nice evening in Manila on Tuesday and then on Wednesday we left the hotel early to get to the port to go to Corregidor. This is an island at the opening of the Bay of Manila. It was a very important location for hundreds of years as military placements located there controlled the Bay of Manila. Americans were there before WWII along with Filipinos but were bombed by the Japanese during the war. Ultimately, the commanding officer for the US forces surrendered to the Japanese. General McArthur had been here and was removed before the surrender to the Philippines and then on to Australia. He vowed he would be back, and he did come about 2 years later and retook the island. The island is now a Memorial to all those who fought and died there.
|One of the many statues on the island commemorating the|
soldiers who fought and died here.
A ticket to the island buys you a ferry ride to and from the island (about 85 minutes each way); a buffet lunch and a guided tour on an open bus over the entire island. We left the island at 2:30 in the afternoon and got back to the hotel about 4:00. Just enough time to pack and get ready for the next morning departure from the hotel at 4:00 am. The plane left at 8:00 am. We had a 3.5 hour flight to Tokyo; a 9.5 hour flight to Portland; and a 2 hour flight to SLC arriving at 1:00 pm. About a 23 hour day from when we left the hotel.
|Another battery but this one was with long range guns.|
|Some of the bombed out ruins on the island.|
|A view of the extended tail of the island.|
The picture is taken from
|Upon arrival at the airport with Kathlene's parents and 2 of my sisters.|