Safe and Alls Well !
By marklatham, Nov 12 2013 08:42PM
This years surf season has been outstanding , with wave after wave of pure surf day in day out ! The lodge full blast with surfers in the last few months has helped us remain a leading compeditor on the east coast for somewhere to stay and eat ! Our new layout of the ground floor plan , having to move the dining area to a seperate room to make way for the pool table has been a great success giving our guests a little bit more to do and somewhere to talk and have a well earned beer ! I would like to take this oppertunity to thank all of my staff for working really hard in keeping up our great service to everyone who comes over and at times putting up with doing a few more hours to make sure are guests get the best ! Especially our chef ! We may not have a fast food outlet where food is on hand in minutes , but what we do cook is cooked fresh ! No frozen food here ! it is one of our policies to make sure the food comes out as perfect as it is possible ,no complaints yet .
As time has moved on into the later part of the season and the surfers have slowly gone home , now is our time to take stock and try and get everything in shape for the christmas period and fix those little things that need doing , ( the car ) ! Yes the company car is in need of repair and a bit of tlc , to which i will be working on this very soon , got to say a thanks to everyone who has been so kind in understanding what its like getting parts and mechanics on the island when things go wrong , yes we have struggled through but managed to get everyone to and from there drop offs , next time you are over we will be ready again , got to say the company car has been worth every penny , and those that have been know !
As you are all very aware the philippines is experiencing alot of typhoons this year with the worst being just recently in Tacloban , Leyte , Samar, our deepest thoughts go out to everyone there and hope you all somehow get back on track ? We were lucky very lucky ! With minimal damage around the island even though the centre of the storm was very close to us, someone was looking down on the island for sure , lets just prey theres not another like it in the near future !
Take care all and hope to see new faces in the near future
We have been reading your blog and checking out your web page. We will say this, mate you obviously have done the hard yards so far and we give you and your wife credit for getting your business up and running. A Big Well Done too you both as only people like us know the full understanding of the requirements and hard hard work that goes into such ventures. In time when we are not so busy we will come to your resort and get out and about on the grounds and have a crack at some billfish. Its been a life time hobbie of mine and as for Sheila , well I initiated her into gamefishing and too my surprise she is just as interested as myself. She has tagged and released several nice billfish and other pelagics, been fantastic on the camera and video, with underwater cams her challenge.
We have looked seriously at this for 3-4 years now and have decided to set up our own game fishing charters. We will do this slowly over the next 2 years and hope that we can provide a similar service that we expect when we charter in other parts of the world.
As you fully understand with business in the Philippines, nothing comes easy so its small steps initially to make this happen.
Once again to You and your Wife and Staff keep up the good work and post some more pics of the billfish on your page.
Sheila and Rick