The Delta groups set off after lunch yesterday and trekked for around an hour until they reached their jungle camp destination. When they arrived it was action stations and as the groups hauled all the kit (bashers and bamboo!) up a hill to jungle camp location - group effort all round. After this the PM’s (project managers) each took a turn at showing the ropes; from how to put up a basher bed, to how to put up a hammock, to how to put up your mosquito net, to how to dig a longdrop… you get the idea. There was a lot to learn. After these demonstrations the Delta’s broke off back into their smaller project groups and just before the rain began to fall, they set up camp.
|Communal area / where to put everything when it rains!|
The teams spent the evening cooking dinner in their new kitchen (of sorts) using the trangia’s and finally settled down with a warming cup of tea and/or hot choc… which, incidentally, tastes so much better in the jungle, in the rain, after trek.
It wasn’t long before the groups were keen to get tucked in to their hammocks and bashers for the night, but not before a few fun and friendly games around camp.
|Delta 3 getting stuck in at Jungle camp - muddy hands all round!|
In the meantime, the Alpha groups have spent the morning frantically packing for their own Jungle Camp adventure! They set off after lunch today, after a Latino-style party last night to see them off… Salsa! The beats were blaring, the hips were moving and the Alpha team were demonstrating some serious salsa shakes on the fieldbase dance floor last night. Spirits were high and it was a great way to celebrate the start of the 11G adventure. Pictures below, check out the moves!
|PM's Chava and Marga showing them how it's done.|
|Mountain leader Carwyn - showing us how the Welsh do it!|
*Blog written by Dawn Tennant and photo's by Kat Mammone, unless otherwise stated.