Sunday, 17 July 2011

Charlie 1 arrive at Fieldbase


Gordanos School Bespoke 14 venturers and 2 staff arrived at Fieldbase early Saturday morning following a relatively uneventful flight, apart from a slightly frentic run through Newark airport and some impressive queue barging to make the connecting flight!
Having experienced our last proper bed for some 3 weeks in the relative luxury of a San Jose guesthouse we arrived at Fieldbase yesterday morning to the delicious smell  of a traditional Costa Rican “gallo pinto”. We then launched into a really full first day of training  (including a good induction to the Costa Rican rainy season!) before another early wake up today to head to our project in the village of Cuche in a tiny indigenous reserve. We cannot wait to get going and hope to update the blog before too long with our progress...

Pura Vida!


*Blog and photo's by Waheeda Athaulla

24 comments:

  1. Jordan Carter11G/H - Alpha 3 - How's it going? I miss you & love you & really hope you are tryng you best to enjoy this@@@ Love you muches - Diane

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  2. The Owen Family18 July 2011 at 05:57

    Chris Owen, Gordano School, Charlie 1.
    Great to hear you arrived safely - we are looking forward to hearing more about the Newark Airport experience! I'm sure you are settling in to Raleigh life by now. I hope it's great fun and not too muddy! Thinking about you all, love from Mum, Dad and Stephen

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  3. Where oh where is Alpha 6 hiding!!!!

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  4. The Kimberley family18 July 2011 at 12:21

    Dan Kimberley, Gordano School, Charlie 1.
    Hi Dan, it's great to hear you have arrived safely. It seems crazy that we are here and you are in COSTA RICA........... we are soooooooo jealous. Have a fab time and enjoy every minute. Lots of love Mum, Dad & Tom xx

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  5. To Ryan Austin ALPHA 3
    Your Mom is passing this on to you as I have been having trouble getting a greeting to you. I can't believe how far away you are. I remember thinking Vancouver was as far as the moon. It is going to be an experience you will remember all your life. Hope you are taking lots of pictures so you can share them with us. Take care of yourself and enjoy! Love, Lorne and Alice

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  6. Joel Kate & Rich!18 July 2011 at 15:19

    (To Samantha Spencer)

    Hey Sam!

    Mum misses you, she has had too put all the washing up.
    Hope you are having a great time!

    Your Brother!

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  7. To Claire Davis
    From: Diana

    Wow! Great Job Claire!! send my congrats to all the alpha 6 team, please! xD
    Don´t work that hard,try to rest too, ok? Or how are you going to arrive to Mexico? tired?
    Rest and have fun too! xD
    I tell you that I´ve got news! I´m getting in a new project in which I´m not going to talk about it for now. About the other project (you know which one)I´m rushing to finish it on time. I have a lot of things to tell you and it´s difficult to mention all of them on this blog, so I´ll wait until you come here to give you the news. Ok. Gotta go. Have a good week! see ya! x x

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  8. del olmo family19 July 2011 at 07:20

    Sofia del Olmo (Charlie 1)
    Hola Chubby!
    Glad to hear you've arrived safe and sound and will soon be getting stuck in to the jungle life and classroom building... its very quiet without you! Hope you are in fine fettle - keep taking the vitamins! Edwin already has his camera and is very happy. Have a great time!! XXX Love from us all.

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  9. Adam Grey (Charlie 1) Gordano school
    Glad you all arrived safely and look as if you're all well from the photo. Glad you managed to make your connecting flight! Hope you're having an amazing time! Thinking of you and missing you.
    Lizzie xxx

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  10. Ryan Austin Alpha 7

    Try to remember to buy some extra Raleigh shirts for yourself before you come home. It looks too hot to be wearing long sleeves there.

    Brian

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  11. The Mansfield family.19 July 2011 at 16:02

    Harry Mansfield,Gordano school,Charlie 1
    Great to hear all is well,have a fantastic time,missing you already (very quiet.)

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  12. Susan and Iain Black21 July 2011 at 02:40

    for Emma Black Alpha 3

    The latest photos look good. Glad its going so well.Still no job for Michael but he has had some interviews so we are keeping our fingers crossed. We are off to Fort William on Saturday so we will send you some postcards.
    Take care keep well and have fun.
    Lots of love Mum and DaD

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  13. To: Isobel Marshall, Gordano School, Charlie 1, Costa Rica

    Hi Biz
    Glad you arrived safely and hope your waterproof is working! has poured with rain since you left so you are not missing any sunshine here. Take lots of pictures and we look forward to hearing all about it soon love Mum,Dad and Erica xx

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  14. The Akerman Family21 July 2011 at 11:08

    Elise Akerman, Gordano School, Charlie 1
    Glad you've arrived ok, hope its not too muddy! Can't wait to hear news from your jungle hide-out. Missing you loads (that's a shocker!)Love you
    Mum, Dad and Georgia. x

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  15. The Southey Family21 July 2011 at 12:03

    Tom Southey, Gordano School - Charlie 1.
    Great to read Gordano's message and see a photo of you all! Glad your journey was OK and you all arrived safely. Have a brilliant time. Look forward to seeing more pictures! We are all thinking of you Tom (well, apart from Hannah!)

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  16. ELLIE THORNHILL! From the Farnall fam but I'm sure from everyone at Ivy too, we LOVE you and hope you're feeling fresh after the Marbella treatment you're getting there. I expect to see you mega buff when you get back from the crazy work you have been doing! Keep it up, see you in two weeks! [written by b***s, although the full name might be a bit inappropriate ;)] xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  17. Neil and Lesley21 July 2011 at 13:45

    Ellie Thornhill. Charlie 1
    Hi Ellie, glad to see you got there okay. You all look happy in the picture. Hope your working hard, miss you lots and love you long time.
    Love Mum, Dad, Willy and Do xx
    Ps hows the hat??

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  18. Hey Ellie (Charlie 1),

    Glad to see you arrived ok and didn't get hassled too much by the US customs. I posted a link to this on Emily's Facebook and Louise described you in the photo as "Fresh and wide awake" And "you've clearly made an effort with your hair and make up". Then Emily said "She's a performing arts gyalyy she always makes an effort". Missing you loads, have a really good time.

    Love from,

    Alex :) xxx

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  19. Aadam Charlie 1
    Hey Aads missing you loads. Being a needy Mum I'm limiting myself to only checking the blog spot 10 times a day! Hope you're having a fantastic time and coping ok with all the early mornings. Lots of Love Mum, Dad, Haaris, Malik & Alfie. xxx

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  20. maricruz Esquivel Lopez, Alpha 6
    hola hermanitaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! Estoy en la casa de tia ana con David aqui a la par mia! queriamos saludarte, le estaba enseniando sus fotos y la vara! Cruz me haces falta!!!! tengo muchass cosas que contarle!!! Espero que todo este muy muy bien hermanita!!! Te quiero!!! Dice Daid que preshente a la chamaca que sale de trenzas en la foto!! q tiene buenas piernas!! jajajajajajaja! la machilla!!! jajajajajajaj
    Lau y Daid!!! jajaja

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  21. To Kelly Robinson alpha 6
    Hi Kelly its jay hope your having a good time me and reno went camping in north Wales with peter and Jake and are mike and James and me and reno went fishing with peter and Jake and we didnt catch anything. I seen a couple of your photos and sent them to darren he was made up keep up the hard work. All missing you love jay mum Ryan chloe charley reno excess

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  22. To Kelly Robinson alpha 6
    Hi Kelly its jay hope your having a good time me and reno went camping in north Wales with peter and Jake and are mike and James me and reno went fishing with peter and Jake and we didnt catch anything I seen a couple of your photos and sent them to darren he was made up keep up the hard work all missing you love jay mum Ryan chloe charley reno xxxxxx

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  23. To Kelly Robinson alpha 6
    Hi Kelly its jay hope your having a good time me and reno went camping in north Wales with peter and Jake and are mike and James me and reno went fishing with peter and Jake and we didnt catch anything I seen a couple of your photos and sent them to darren he was made up keep up the hard work all missing you love jay mum Ryan chloe charley reno xxxxxx

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  24. The Kimberley family1 August 2011 at 01:54

    Dan Kimberley, Gordano School, CHARLIE 1
    Hi Dan,
    How are you doing? Hope you're having a fab time. We haven't heard or seen any pictures about how Charlie 1 have been getting on for a few days but guess you are now on or about to start your trek. Tom has been in Sweden for a week now and is having a great time (he has a bag from Hong Kong and a shirt from America already!). We are at Uncle Robs, Ellie, Ben and Pip say Hi Dan x . Missing you lots now, can't wait to hear all about it and see some pics. Lots of love Mum & Dad xx

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