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Thursday, 7 April 2011
Alpha Yankee 2 Update – by Ed Smart
If you were to be walking over the beautiful hills of Guanacaste winding your way down to Lago Arenal you may come across a group of 14 people. 14 people with aching legs and shoulders but big smile on their faces, both of these due to the awesome challenge and experience they are going through.
A few particular highlights for the group so far have been the 80th birthday party taking place at the church we were staying at on day two in the village of Alto Cebadilla,. The celebrations may have put an end to out plans of a very early night, but we were suitably compensated by vast amount of food, most notably rice pudding and cake.
Another highlight was our honorary 15th member; dog which decided to follow us for 27 kilometres over two days. At first a novelty, the comprehension began down on us that it was not going to return back to the hotel that he had followed us from, so in the true sprit of Costa Rican hospitality we shared our dinner of rice and chickpeas with our new friend and spared some of our rations fund. The following day his owners picked him up from our camp at a school near Viejo Arenal. We like to think that Toby enjoyed his taste of the nomadic lifestyle as much as all of us from Alpha Yankee 2 are doing so!