Hello Zero, hello Zero! This is Alpha 5 radio-ing in a blog report:
Our bodies are finally growing accustomed to the food and lifestyle of the village. After a few days of rest and relaxation Alpha 5 are back on their feet and continuing with the water supply.
The biggest accomplishment was connecting the pipes to go into the trenches and seeing water flow through for the first time, with a few minor hiccups and very soaked venturers.
Sunday was a traditional day of rest, spent relaxing at the local river. Only a steep two hour trek! It was a great day and gave everyone the chance to even-out their embarrassing tan lines, and rest muscles we never knew we had [the Bravo 1 road trip was lucky enough to be with Alpha 5 on that day - I can confirm it was about 35 degrees! Thankfully the water cooled us down although the hike back up the mountain didn't].
As the phase comes to an end we look forward to a long shower. Before then we have more trenches to dig, lessons to teach and a final party with our families and the local villagers.