Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-03-2014, 03:17   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 37
Anyone ever come across Colonies like in "The Beach"

Not sure if this is the right forum for this, but...

Has anyone ever come across a coastal remote colony of non-indigenous people living self sufficiently anywhere in the world? Yachties or landlubbers?

By that, I mean a colony of off the grid people that have set up a community in the middle of nowhere, rather than a long-established colony (like Pitcairn Island).

Kind of like "The Beach".
__________________

__________________
Reinhardt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 03:36   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
atoll's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: gettin naughty on the beach in cornwall
Boat: 63 custom alloy sloop,macwester26,prout snowgoose 37 elite catamaran!
Posts: 9,311
Images: 75
Re: Anyone ever come across colonies like in "The Beach"

lots of them in cornwall and wales.....forage from supermarket bins,live off food stamps,though they are indigenous to the uk mostly...............called travelers.
most live in mini vans or campers.
__________________

__________________
my catamaran building project updates http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...36#post2502136
atoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 03:55   #3
Registered User
 
El Pinguino's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Punta Arenas ahorra
Boat: 39' Westerly Sealord
Posts: 3,948
Re: Anyone ever come across colonies like in "The Beach"

Australia?

The 'first wave' boat people seem to fit your description.... but they are quite long established so maybe not what you seek....

I do know a community in Colombia but not on the coast...
El Pinguino is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 05:57   #4
One of Those
 
Canibul's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Turks and Caicos Islands
Boat: Catalac 12M
Posts: 3,209
Re: Anyone ever come across colonies like in "The Beach"

Sure. You never heard of the Bobos in Hawaii?
__________________
Expat life in the Devil's Triangle:
http://2gringos.blogspot.com/
Canibul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 06:23   #5
Moderator
 
HappyMdRSailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Mississippi
Boat: 48 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon-C22 Chrysler Sunpiper- 19 Potter-Preparing to cruise w/my girl
Posts: 5,980
Re: Anyone ever come across colonies like in "The Beach"

Quote:
Originally Posted by atoll View Post
lots of them in cornwall and wales.....forage from supermarket bins,live off food stamps,though they are indigenous to the uk mostly...............called travelers.
most live in mini vans or campers.
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
__________________
In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair...

Mai Tai's fix everything...
HappyMdRSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 06:36   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: vancouver, canada
Boat: hunter 31
Posts: 609
Re: Anyone ever come across colonies like in "The Beach"

The Gulf Islands around Vancouver were well known for numerous communes, many established by "hippy" types in the 60s. (the Greenpeace Foundation was founded in Vancouver by the same kind of people around the same time.) Most communes seem to have disappeared due to poverty and drug use, but there are still many areas of these same Islands housing groups of back-to-the-land folks, some of which farm oysters for a living. Lasquiti Island is well known locally for the residents stubborn refusal to allow electricity to the Island, fearing such amenities will ruin the off-grid lifestyle they value so much, but I'm not sure if any communes exist there.
__________________
shorebird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 07:22   #7
Moderator
 
nigel1's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Manchester, UK
Boat: Beneteau 473
Posts: 5,182
Re: Anyone ever come across colonies like in "The Beach"

About 20 years ago, working in the Gulf of Thailand, and during a particularly nasty spell of the NE monsoon, we took shelter behind a small island called Ko Tao. Anchored on the lee side late at night, not a single light to be seen on the island.
Next morning, took a the boat ashore and landed on what appeared to be a uninhabited island.
Followed what looked like an old goat track up a steep hill, got to the top of the path, only to see a large sign post. "BAR 400 meters to your left".
Turned out there was a bar, and a dozen tourists. Not really self sufficient, twice a week a boat from Ko Samui or Surat Thani would arrive with fresh supplies of Singa and Mekhong.
__________________
Nigel
Beneteau 473
Manchester, UK
nigel1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 08:32   #8
One of Those
 
Canibul's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Turks and Caicos Islands
Boat: Catalac 12M
Posts: 3,209
Re: Anyone ever come across Colonies like in "The Beach"

Some of those islands in the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea are home to various squatters. I was doing some clearance work around there, too, in the late 70's. Seems people dropped lots of things that go boom into the ocean from time to time.
__________________
Expat life in the Devil's Triangle:
http://2gringos.blogspot.com/
Canibul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2014, 14:05   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 209
Re: Anyone ever come across Colonies like in "The Beach"

If your looking for real places not gonna happen. First rule "don't talk about it". Ever!!

Sent from my SCH-I415 using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
__________________
wellin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2014, 14:09   #10
cruiser

Join Date: May 2010
Location: SF Bay Area; Former Annapolis and MA Liveaboard.
Boat: Looking and saving for my next...mid-atlantic coast
Posts: 6,197
Re: Anyone ever come across Colonies like in "The Beach"

I ran into some stranded english schoolboys on a pacific island once. They mostly went native.
__________________
SaltyMonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2014, 14:41   #11
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: big bend florida
Posts: 177
Re: Anyone ever come across Colonies like in "The Beach"

Forty years ago , Benner Bay , St.Thomas , a tribe of indigenous sailors lived on boats in the mangroves , they were called , Lagoonies . Most worked in the charter boat jobs . No worries , no clothes , smoked ganja to keep the mosquitoes away . Beer to keep the scurvy away . Why oh why did we leave .
__________________
pistarckle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2014, 16:35   #12
Registered User
 
Jimbo485's Avatar

Join Date: May 2010
Location: some ocean down under
Boat: Kelsall Suncat 40
Posts: 1,247
Re: Anyone ever come across Colonies like in "The Beach"

At Chagos in the early 80s there were some naked French and Germans doing their thing, living ashore and surviving on fish and coconuts.

Seems to have changed a lot there since those days...
__________________

__________________

Jimbo485 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ride Share in Puerto Rico 3/01-3/05 OolyGahn Fishing, Recreation & Fun 9 15-02-2014 18:36
Isla Isabel - Mexico - Update on Beach Landings Patrick_DeepPlaya Pacific & South China Sea 0 12-01-2012 12:18



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 20:48.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.