A THOUGHT TO REFLECT UPON: 

 

                "Unfortunately, most people no longer live in a society.  Instead, they live in an economy, where
             right and wrong is determined not by love, fairness, and generosity, but by profitability and greed --
             and where the law no longer dictates corporate behavior, but corporate behavior dictates the law."

                 Kelly Overton
 

OUR "TOTALLY FREE" CAMPGROUND:

 

                     SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS (CLICK TO ENLARGE)...
 

This facility can be used by any tourist (with a "Tourist Visa") who is traveling on a low budget and therefore can not afford to rent a room. 

 

THE FREE CAMPGROUND:
We have
five permanent camp-shelters (each with split bamboo benches for sitting and sleeping) -- native-style permanent cooking facilities for open fires near the beach -- two "out-house" toilets (his and hers) -- a beautiful beach for swimming and walking -- free use of our sail-boats -- free use of our bicycles -- free use of our wireless internet connection -- free use of our tire-inner-tubes for swimming -- etc. 
 

THE FREE SHELTERS: 
Our permanent shelters are located among the coconut trees only a few feet from the ocean.  Each shelter is built with native material (bamboo and nipa leaves), with a native-style roof to provide shelter from the sun and rain.  The roofs are 8 feet from the ground, so there is ample room for standing.   These are "open" shelters, because the weather here is usually so good that walls are not necessary.  As shown in one of the photos immediately below, some of our "campers" also bring tents. 

 

SLEEPING: 
Under each roof  (as shown below) there are four split-bamboo benches, totaling approximately 30' in length,  for sitting and sleeping.  This means it is possible for six or more people to sleep in each shelter.  The split-bamboo is flexible, and therefore the benches are very comfortable to sleep on.  There are spaces between the slats so the cool breeze from the ocean can blow through.  It is almost like air-conditioning. 

 

COOKING (BELOW):  
Under separate roofs, there are two traditional "native-style" raised platforms where fires can be made for cooking.  These platforms enable people to stand up while cooking on the open fires.  These types of cooking facilities are called "dirty-kitchens" in the Philippines because of the smoke. 

 

TOILET FACILITIES (BELOW): 
There is a very clean out-house toilet that has two-doors (“his-and-hers").  The bamboo posts and barbed wire are to prevent motor vehicles (e.g. "drunk drivers") from backing into the structure.  The posts are not attractive, but they are none-the-less quite functional. 

 

THE “COST-OF-LIVING” WHILE CAMPING HERE: 
Our “campers” generally purchase fresh fish directly from local fishermen – purchase other food (e.g. fresh fruit and vegetables) at the colorful local market or from local farmers -- and cook on open fires.  Because of this, some of the campers live quite comfortably for less than $2. or $3. U.S. per person -- per day.   THEREFORE, some of the "free campers" end up staying here for months at a time. 


THE FREE CAMP-SHELTERS ARE SHOWN IN THE BACKGROUND BELOW:  
In the foreground is part of our first-floor veranda (outside sala / living room).  In the background are the "free-use" shelters that our tourist campers often use.

 


THE PHOTO BELOW SHOWS
THE BEACH AREA DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF OUR FREE CAMPING SHELTERS.   Quite often there are no people on the beach.  This photo was probably taken on a Sunday.



HAMMOCKS (BELOW)
:
   The weather here is usually so good that it is not necessary to have walls -- or even to sleep under a roof.  Because of the awesome weather, many of our campers ignore the free "open" cottages and choose to sleep under the stars in hammocks among the coconut trees near the ocean.
 

 

AN UN-CROWDED DAY AT THE CAMPGROUND (BELOW):

It is virtually certain that you would often have the entire campground to yourself.  Between the camp-shelters (below) there is a wide walk-way that goes out to the ocean.  In these photos the tide is out, so the water is at a distance.  However, when the tide is "in" the ocean is only ten feet away from some of the sleeping benches.  The sound of the waves is soooo relaxing.  Click to enlarge for better visibility.

 

A CROWDED DAY AT THE CAMPGROUND (BELOW): 
There might be times (especially on Sunday) when there are several families or large groups staying at the campground – in which case our foreign campers are always amazed by the Filipino hospitality and generosity that they experience.

 

For example, the foreigners are often invited to be the “guests-of-honor” at the various Filipino banquets and parties, even though they have never previously met their kind and hospitable hosts.

 

 

 

A FEW ADDITIONAL "THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY" ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 

"The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naive and usually idiotic.  It is more likely that he loves his country more than we do, and therefore he is  more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair." -
H.L. Mencken

 

"The people are the ultimate guardians of their own liberties. In every government on earth there is weakness, and germs of corruption and degeneracy. Every government degenerates when it is trusted to the bureaucrats."
--Thomas Jefferson

"All great truths begin as blasphemies."
George Bernard Shaw


"When law and morality contradict each other, the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his moral sense or losing his respect for the law."
Frederic Bastiat


"Men occasionally stumble on the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened."
Winston Churchill

 

"It makes no difference who you vote for - the two parties are really one party representing four percent of the people"
Gore Vidal


"Inflation has now been institutionalized at a fairly constant 5% per year. This has been determined to be the optimum level for generating the most revenue without causing public alarm. A 5% devaluation applies, not only to the money earned this year, but to all that is left over from previous years. At the end of the first year, a dollar is worth 95 cents. At the end of the second year, the 95 cents is reduced again by 5%, leaving its worth at 90 cents, and so on. By the time a person has worked 20 years, the government will have confiscated 64% of every dollar he saved over those years. By the time he has worked 45 years, the hidden tax will be 90%. The government will take virtually everything a person saves over a lifetime."

G. Edward Griffin


The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal-- that you can gather votes like box tops -- is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.
Adlai E. Stevenson

Truth is not determined by majority vote.
Doug Gwyn

 

"Peace does not necessarily mean to be in a place where there is no war, trouble, noise or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart."
Mahatma Ghandi
 

"It is in the nature of imperialism that citizens of the imperial power are always among the last to know -- or care -- about circumstances in the colonized countries.":
Bertrand Russell

 

RETURN TO HOME PAGE