Welcome to the official blog for Expedition 13A. We'll be keeping you posted on all the happenings of life on expedition from 10th January to 11th April. Check back and please send us your comments, it's free and easy. ¡Pura vida!
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Alpha Yankee 5 Update – by Harry Fellows and ‘Chich’
After an exhausting and ridiculous rave in the ‘party bus’ we arrived in Achuapa. Heads rose and eyes scanned as we entered the village we were to be situated in for the next few weeks – then the community all came out to give us a warm welcome. Living so close with the locals, their chickens pigs and scrawny dogs has been a bizarre but amazing experience. The bare essentials are becoming normality along with their delicious rice & beans and tortillas. Every day we pickaxe and mattock trenches, while the locals dig the spring holes / we pull out buckets of excavated dirt and rock – this will eventually produce a spring to direct fresh and clean water into all of their homes. Our strong headed venture ‘Emily’ has been putting her foot down when the local men try to take over here pick-axing! (They’re only trying to help!)