Saturday, April 11, 2015

Valor Tours Ghost Soldiers of Bataan Day 6 Subic Bay


We spent Day 6 of our tour in and around Subic Bay.

Our first stop was the Hellships Memorial, located about 300 yards from the Oryoku Maru, a Japanese ship that American Navy planes sank because the Japanese failed to mark it as a prison ship.

Nearby is a monument to the twelve Filipino senators who voted to end the contract with the United States for the leasing of Subic Bay and Clark Field in 1991.

Giant fruit bats at Cubi Point.

The American-style neighborhood near JEST.

Then it is was off to Jungle Environmental Survival Training (JEST).

Eduardo's grandfather, Eking Bulatao, appeared in Survivor Philippines and was the founder of JEST Camp.  To see Eduardo start a fire in under five minutes using nothing but a bolo knife (machete) and a dry piece of bamboo, go to

The view of Subic Bay from JEST.

JEST's collection of rescue birds includes raptors and colorful ones as well.

We had an Italian meal by the Bay at Aresi Restaurant.

After lunch we visited the Olongapo Museum.

Steve holds on tight

Look, Ma, no hands!

Steve is all shook up from riding on the wooden ostrich.

Our last stop was the Olongapo American Legion, which has a 3-inch anti-aircraft gun that was salvaged from the Oryoku Maru.

In the afternoon we went for a dip in the pool at our hotel, Segara Suites.

 Tomorrow we are off to Clark Field and Camp O'Donnell.

Steve and Marcia on the Rock

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