Hi it's Dennis again, after 19 days in the Santa Rosa National Park living with spiders and snakes the Phase 1 Alpha 4 team and I made it back to Field base. The Alpha 4 team completed their Ranger renovation project in time to trek to Naranjo beach, a small matter of a 30km day round trip but Venturers and surfers agreed, it is the best beach in the world!
Below a tarantula takes an evening stroll amidst the tents of Alpha 4...
Here are the new Alpha teams together with one or two pictures I managed to grab.
Team; Vivian Aguilar, Zakina Allen, Ben Haigh, Matthew Hoghton, Rachael Kelly, Jason Reading, Anna Reay, Daniel Rooke, Hugo Ross, Zeko Rubaine with Karen and Ben.
Left; Jonathan Cox, Edward Davies, Joy Hardyman, Alshauntae Harvey-Hollis, Ben Masterman, Kandrea Romaine, Roberto Ulloa, Daniel Wigmore-Shepherd, Laura Wilkins and Laura Wyglendacz with Aleks and Ali. With Ashanti's birthday on Sunday the team wasted no time in shopping for the beach party on the Pacific Ocean !
Alpha 5: Achuapa - Monte Frio 2 - The team will be pushing hard to turn on the first of a series of small projects to bring clean and safe drinking water to 80 families in the community of Monte Frio.
Team; Santos Yessenia Blando Picado, Susannah Compton, Annabel Gray, Stephen Hosking, Miles Kaye, Sarah Long, Kasia Lukaniec, Sam Newman, William Vasquez and Ashun Wolffe with Carolyn and Manny.
Alpha 6: Miraflor - El Cebollal Abajo - The Miraflor reserve is 206sqkm of beautiful mountainous terrain with tropical savannahs and both dry tropical and mountain cloud forests. Within the reserve there are of communities living through subsistence farming and gaining income from coffee growing. The team will be building two preschools/community centres in the communities of El Coyolito and El Cebollal Abajo where currently there are no facilities for young children to learn.
Team; Rudo Chimbghandah, Makeda DeShield, Wendelle Lightbourne, Joanne Lockey, Rosamund Luther, Jasper Mackisack, Felicity Shapland, Tom Smart, Darwin Solis, Matthew Theakston with Therese and Miranda.
Alpha 7: Miraflor - El Coyolito