It was a giant driftwood tree.

In Binduyan, my companion, Bing Pe, an enterprising Puerto businesswoman, and I spotted this giant driftwood tree. It was nearly 20 meters (66 feet) long. This is its story.

"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree

"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree
"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree
"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree
"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree
"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree
"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree
"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree
"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree
"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree

"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree

Listen, uh, would you like to hurry up? (I'm just joking. I didn't actually say anything.)

"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree
"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree
"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree
"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree
"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree

"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree

A fish net! A fisherman was drying his net on the tree.

"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree
"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree
"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree
"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree
"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree
"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree
"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree

"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree

Get moving, will you!

"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree
"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree
"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree
"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree
"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree
"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree
"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree

"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree

Ms. Bing (background) walking back.

"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree

"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree

Gnarled. According to dictionary.com: Adjective. 1. (of trees) full of or covered with gnarls; bent; twisted. 2. having a rugged, weather-beaten appearance: a gnarled old sea captain.

"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree

It was a giant gnarled tree.

"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree

"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree

The monster dwarfed my companion, Ms. Bing Pe.

"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree

Behind me is the shoreline of Bgy Binduyan.

"Retired No Way" Driftwood Tree

Ms. Bing Pe -- my tree partner

This tree is worth more dead than alive!

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