Sunday, 10 July 2011

Alpha 5 Blog Report!

Another blog report has made it's way over to fieldbase, this time from Joanna in Delta 5! Here is a quick catch up straight from the darkest depths of the jungle!

Alpha 5 based at jungle camp in La Cangreja National Park. We have spent the last 3 days repairing the camp; clearing the area, cutting down bamboo with machetes’ to use for constructing basher beds and creating luxurious toilets! In the afternoons we head up the river to the Jacuzzi for a much needed wash. In the short time we have been here we have already met at lot of wildlife, including a toucan, poison dart frogs, and a massive tarantula!

So, it's so far so good for Alpha 5. They are settling well into nature and enjoying living life on the wild side, literally. The team are happy, healthy and enjoying work in the park... and the Jacuzzi at the end of the day helps i'm sure!





Pura vida!
 
 
*Blog written by Dawn Tennant and photo’s by Kat Mammone, unless otherwise stated.

22 comments:

  1. Chris T - Alpha 5
    Just caught up with your new blog.
    Typical that you found a toucan straight away!
    Mum not so sure about the tarantula!!
    No, you can't bring back the poison dart frog for our pond!!
    Love Dad and Mum

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  2. Joanna -Alpha-5- Great blog update. So you are getting to know some of the local creatures. I hope you are taking some photos of them. Im sure the natural, jungle scented jacuzzi is better than any you'd find here. Good to hear from you. Mum XX

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  3. Carla 'lil bert' Dunphy Alpha 5

    Hiya babes Uncle G here.
    Wow! I thought you was going to wok in Costa Coffee for 3 months, but this looks much better. Lol.
    I've been follwing the expeition onine and read your blog about your birthday and seen the photos of your salsa party and your alpha groups. I've been keeping your dad updated. He is so so proud of you. Me, im so jealous, although i dont like the sound of some of your neighbours, a poison dart frog and a tarantula? ? ?
    Big bert won a bet on Costa Rica im the Copa America football tournament.
    Anyway babe Happy Birthday for last week and will check in again in the next couple of days.

    Love you loads X and love from all the tribe X

    Uncle G

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  4. Carla 'lil bert' Dunphy Alpha 5

    Hiya babes Uncle G here.
    Wow! I thought you was going to wok in Costa Coffee for 3 months, but this looks much better. Lol.
    I've been follwing the expeition onine and read your blog about your birthday and seen the photos of your salsa party and your alpha groups. I've been keeping your dad updated. He is so so proud of you. Me, im so jealous, although i dont like the sound of some of your neighbours, a poison dart frog and a tarantula? ? ?
    Big bert won a bet on Costa Rica im the Copa America football tournament.
    Anyway babe Happy Birthday for last week and will check in again in the next couple of days.

    Love you loads X and love from all the tribe X

    Uncle G

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  5. Hola Sara,

    Sounds like a great adventure. Hope you haven't had too many spiders in your tent! I think about you every day. :)

    Hope you're having a great time. Can't wait to see the next blog.

    Love you lots,

    Suzie (and Ted)xxxx

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  6. Mitchell Tulloch Alpha 1
    Hi Mitch and all of Alpha 1 we are keeping track of you, and you all look to be having a great adventure. Keep up the good work, hope the school is finished before the term starts Ha Ha. we await the next blog. Take care of yourselves. Liz Tulloch

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  7. message for ELLIOT BARTHOLOMEW

    Hi Elliot!!

    I am just messaging to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY for the 15th July!! TWENTY THREE YEARS OLD!!!

    I hope you have a good day!! I MISS U AND HOPE THIS MESSAGE GETS TO YOU

    Sophie xxxx

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  8. For TIM HALES!!!
    Hi ya brat!!! It's big sis (and hugo blogging!) Hope everything is going well - looks like your having a brillaint time!!! Mum and Dad are off cruising around the med and so me and Robbie are hugo sitting at home!
    I'm very jelous of all your adventures - keep smiling and having the time of your life!! Looks fantastic (P.S., Mum is very impressed with the salsa dancing hehe - as you can imagine!!)

    Miss you and love you lots,

    Sal xxxxx

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  9. Message for Elliot Bartholomew, Alpha 2.

    Not sure this is getting through as we have tried posting twice, but have not been able to see them posted.

    Anyway, once again, have a Happy Birthday for the 15 July!

    As always, missing you and, hopefully, talk/email soon.

    Enjoy yourself.

    Mum & Dad

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  10. Claire Barnsley Alpha 5
    Hi Tink!
    Just getting ready for our journey home.Jonnie gone, Hanny here! Jonnie spent most of the time at the Montreux festival - loved it. Your little brother did manage to fly home all on his own but is the house safe in his hands?!! Hanny took us on a long walk yesterday - we hobbled, she ran! All good here. Keep well and don't bring back a pet tarantula!
    Miss you and love you lots
    mum, dad, n han xxx

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  11. werner calderon ALPHA 5
    q tal la cangreja men buen proyecto increible espero esten demasiado bien saludos a yisbell los quiero y los veo por el blog espero todo sea deacachimba y disfruten los veo pronto mua :*

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  12. Hey Chris cuz! just checking out the progress of Alpha 5!! mow very intrepid! really exciting to imagine you hanging out in the jungle right now! I was thinking how much i'd like to be out there with you...then i read about the tarantula! The only scary thing i deal with on a daily business is the students! Miss you heaps, Rachel xx

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  13. Jodie Wall (Delta 4)

    Hi Jodie; have sent you a postcard from Australia as I got shipped down here at short notice so sort something out. All done now and taking a day off to look around Melbourne before flying back on Friday night (22 July). Been keeping an eye on the Blogs and reports but the information coming back about your team has been sparse. It sounds as though you are doing a worthwhile job though and hopefully having fun in the process.
    I love and miss you very much. Dad xxxx (see, I can remember kisses)

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  14. Please give us more information and pictures of Delta 4. There is very very little for us families to look at for progress.

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  15. Carla Dunphy aka lil bert Alpha 5

    Hey sister I'm so happy I got to see lots of photo's of you on the blog today!!! It looks like your having an amazing time know i say this in every message but i really am so proud of you...Your the most coolest sister in the world haha haven't seen any of my messages on the blog wall so I hope your getting them!! look forward to seeing more pics and reading about your amazing adventure keep up the good work kiddo!!! love you loads and loads Your Big Sis xxxxx ps Wayne said he's got a tuna pasta bake waiting in the oven for when you get home haha xxx

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  16. Alpha 5 Carla Dunphy

    Hi Carla Warla hope your ok missing you loads. Terri has just showed me the pics of you! you look really well and happy! everything back here is ok! love you loads love mum xxxx

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  17. CARLA(CLARKSON)DUNPHY(BERT) !!!!!!HEY SISTER PURA VIDA :D x TELL EVERYONE AM OK LOVE YA x ITS AMAZING x

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  18. Carla Dunphy Alpha 5

    Hey Beautiful sister of mine!! made up your loving it over there!! I've gave Pauline my e.mail address for you!! I'm proper countin the days until your home missing you loads!! can't wait to hear all your stories!! hope your taking some good pics too!! LOVVVVVVVE YOUUUUUU!!! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  19. Carla Dunphy Alpha 5

    proud of you carla hunni. miss u lots x keep doin what u doin xxx come and meet gary wen ur home nice meal in our tezs she wont mind wayne can cook haha x love u lots xxxx love stacey xxxx

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  20. alpha5 carla dunphy my lil berti hi carla dad here looks amazin there ye look so happy and well so happy for ye im fine thinking of you every day iknow ye loving it and making nice friends and doing good for the people out there everyone here is good i sent a message last week did ye get it anyway bye for now love you loads dad xxxxxxxx ps try send me message x

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  21. Carla Dunphy Alpha 5
    Hey Sister!! Not long until your home Cant wait to see you!! I've been checking my e.mails every day to see if youv'e messaged me but I think your still in the jungle!! Hope your still loving it out there every picture I see of you tells me you are <3 There's pure riots going on over here London is the worst but there was loads here to and there expecting tonight to be worse...madness!!! Can't wait for you to see all my bits and bobs for the nest!! FAB :-) and i've nearly finished getting my mas presents (mad head i know) but other than that I've got no news to report!!! love you loads sis xxxxxxxx

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  22. ALPHA 5 CARLA DUNPHY
    HEY SIS IM JUST ABOUT TO GO TO BED AND WANTED TO SAY 'GOODNIGHT SWEETDREAMS I LOVE YOU. HOPE YOU HAVE A VERY NICE SLEEP AND A VERY NICE DREAM.....I WON' CANT BLOODY WAIT TO SEE YOU!!! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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