Monday, 11 April 2011
Alpha Yankee 5 Update - By Harry Fellows & Chich
After adjusting to the climate and settling in with our families, a week and a half of back breaking work has been done. One of the holes has finally reached water after getting to a depth of eight metres. No signs of any water on the other hole yet, but it only six metres deep. However, the local magic man and his metal water-detecting pole have assured us we will find water soon. Two more projects s have been found for us involving heavy duty cementing, trench digging and brick carrying. We still aim to put all out efforts into the project for what little time we have left. Teaching is still on the agenda every week day; however despite our best efforts we seem to be learning more Spanish than they are learning English! Last Sunday was a perfect day for bonding with the locals as they took us to an open field to play baseball - then to cool off we headed to a beautiful river. We all feel right at home here, even the chickens sleeping on our beds during the day is the norm, a banging radio at 4 am is accepted and the local pig is now an asset to our lunch time relaxation hours.
Posted by Our mission at 11:56