Alpha Romeo 4 finished their trail building project at La Cangreja after a week into phase 2. So imagine their surprise when they found out that their bonus 10 day project was to build trails and dig trenches to save turtles at Playa Hermosa. Aaaaah! Here's Charlie 'Chich' Chichester to explain more.
La Playa Hermosa: a seafront paradise, green palms, bright blue sea, and a small house right on the beach. We wake up in such a beautiful place with the sound of waves crashing, however it's always accompanied by the sweet sound of venturers' snores.
We've been digging trenches and clearing sand in the morning for Costa Rican turtles and clearing out of control jungle paths in the afternoon, next to a crocodile-infested river. As we are more ferocious than the crocs no one seems to be worried, not even our hobble-legged PM Jonny who returned to us after breaking his foot on trek. Jonny isn't quite up to joining the few of our venturers who go for a 5am run along the sand but he is making progress.
Sadly it is the wrong season to see the turtles. Some of us planned to ride them off into the blue horizon of the sea [blogger: good job they hid then!] but a lot of the eggs are at least now secure.
So instead, while working in the baking hot sun, many of us are beginning to look like freshly cooked lobsters. It will all be worth it though as we'll have helped a new generation of turtles blossom!