July 6, 2017

Robinsons on their own (Part 2)

Surprised American sailors were met with derisive words of voluntary Robinson. He flatly refused to go back into the world, in fact – the news from there is not the least bit interested.

After 9 years of Robinson Crusoe, in 1966 Tom Neal returned to his homeland, where published the book “Island for ourselves,” Well, and in 1967 returned to his native island has already become Suvorov. The book tells about the life alone, Neal complained of constant attempts crews of various ships to “save” him. One of the boats that arrived to save him, he just threw empty cans.

In 1977 he came to the shore of the island Soviet research vessel named “Hero”, which is 75-year-old Tom Neale met much more friendly than the American team. He gave scientists a tour of the island and told of his life. Aged Robinson could not handle the garden and it was overgrown with lush tropical vegetation. Because of this, the Nile had to eat the fruits of the coconut palm, from which it is time to TMU learned to cook around 30 dishes as well as chicken. His chickens also fed shredded coconut copra (dried coconuts). Neil collected rainwater, and drinking a lot of tea and coffee – their stock, he picked up, returning to the “mainland”.


By August 1977, to reach stricken Robinson’s, Tom Neal had ever come back to the mainland.

Many voluntary Robinsons to this day live on “their” island. For more than 20 years as a hermit living on a small, island off the coast of Scotland “Scottish Robinson” David Brearley. Lost jobs, dissatisfaction with life, he decided to isolate themselves and accumulated savings (Brearley gave 25 years of work as a turner in a factory) bought an island with a fresh water source. Robinson leads farming, growing sheep, chickens and pigs, as well as engaged in fishing and tilling the garden, living in a small cave.

In a much more favorable conditions, in the land of eternal summer, living on the island Tamlagune Philippine archipelago, near the large island of Palawan, another voluntary Robinson, disillusioned life in modern society. It is a former resident of Munich (Germany), Friedrich Texter, a mechanic by profession.

To move to the Philippines and to remove a small green island for 99 years, just 6,000 German brands (an equivalent amount of the rent it for a year), he could then sell all of his possessions. Lives Texter in a bamboo hut, and all of his clothing is himself tissue in which it is wrapped. Texter is engaged in the cultivation of fruits and vegetables and raising chickens.

Another Robinson, but “Brazil,” 80-year-old scientist Ferdinand Lee for nearly 40 years living on a small island, located off the coast of Brazil. On the island he grew palm trees, cultivated garden, and hollowed in the rocks improvised tanks used to collect rainwater. Lee House is electrified – it powers the windmill. Fernando always goes barefoot, trying not to crush any living creatures. The events from the mainland, he is not interested, so do not listen to the radio. Fernando is not alone – he has a few tame their lizards, iguanas running around after him like a dog.

In fact, Robinson was named Gus Anhelmayer. By nationality, he was a German who came to Brazil from Hamburg two years before the outbreak of the Second World War. Eventually he settled permanently on this amazing island.

In the Torres Strait, which the Australian coast, on a small island Paki, near Prince of Wales Island, about 20 years he lived another Robinson – a sailor from Sweden Raul Esta Awards. Selected them the island was thickly overgrown with palm trees and had a rich fauna. Esta Ban bred chickens and catching fish that are abundant in coastal waters drivers. The island also has two freshwater lakes. Thus, it has always been in abundance, and food and water.

He lived in a cozy hut, and, mostly, has been provided with everything necessary for the economy, including weapons. According to him, namely on the island, he felt a richer and happier than anyone in the world did.

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