Alvaro Cerezo

How did Maurice meet Maralyn?

November 12, 2019 Castaways by Alvaro Cerezo
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So how was it that fate decided I was to meet Maralyn? It was an event so remarkable that I found it difficult to accept it would change my life so completely; forging a lasting relationship with someone was beyond my imagination….

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Getting to know Maurice & Maralyn Bailey

November 12, 2019 Castaways by Alvaro Cerezo
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Maurice has recently passed away, that the age of 84, therefore I have created this emotional video as a tribute to their lives. But also because it was a forgotten story. Now, Fifty years later, in a period of animalism and feminism…

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Diary of Maralyn Bailey on the liferaft

November 3, 2019 Castaway Books by Alvaro Cerezo
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Maralyn kept a diary day by day. Her notes became a faithful record of their adventures. Last time I was in England and visit Maurice, I asked him to bring the diary to our meeting  as he was still keeping it at home, and fortunately I could take photos of each page which also helped me a lot…

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117 Days Adrift | FULL STORY

November 1, 2019 Castaways by Alvaro Cerezo
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Maurice and Maralyn Bailey spent 117 days on a liferaft, after their yacht was struck by a whale and severely damaged. During the early morning of their 7th day at sea when it was just light, as Maralyn and Maurice were below preparing breakfast, there was an alarming ‘bang’,

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Another dog of castaway David Glasheen killed last week by snake

August 10, 2018 Curiosities by Alvaro Cerezo
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R.I.P POLLY
We are very sad to announce that ‘Polly’, the dog of our castaway friend David Glasheen was killed a few days ago by a very venomous snake called ‘Death Adder’ while she was on the beach.

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Spending 5 days with Masafumi Nagasaki: the ‘naked’ Japanese castaway

June 22, 2018 Curiosities by Alvaro Cerezo
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An elderly, 82 year old Japanese man has been living more than 29 years as a ‘castaway’, completely naked, and alone, on one of the few islands that remain deserted in Okinawa, Japan.

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Easiest way to open coconuts on our desert islands

November 25, 2017 Curiosities by Alvaro Cerezo
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Brown coconuts, unlike green coconuts, are very difficult to be opened by a knife or a machete. Therefore the best way to open a mature coconut is to make a sharp stick and use your body weight as a lever as you can see on the video above…

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Getting to know Bill Butler Salazar

November 2, 2017 Castaway Survival by Alvaro Cerezo
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In 1989, the Cuban-American Bill Butler Salazar decided to circumnavigate the world with his French wife Simonne.
Instead they ended up adrift in a two meter leaky plastic liferaft when whales battered and sank their 12 meter sailboat.

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Meeting Steven Callahan

November 2, 2017 Castaway Survival by Alvaro Cerezo
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In 2016 I had the chance to visit Steven Callahan at his home in Maine (USA) and get to know more about his SOLO castaway experience at sea. He survived for 76 days adrift on the Atlantic Ocean in a liferaft. 

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The biggest coconut in the world?

July 11, 2017 Curiosities by Alvaro Cerezo
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While visiting Restoration desert island (Australia), I came across the largest coconut that I have ever seen in my life, and believe me I’ve seen a few coconuts!  I reckon that should one of our voluntary castaways get a hold of one like it they would be speechless!…

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