Thursday, 14 July 2011

Miniature Messages

Hmmm it seems that the groups are all working hard, so hard in fact that we haven't had any further blog updates.... But no fear, due to popular request the King has secretly delved into the comms book and sought out some mini-updates for you, our eager audience.

Alpha 1 - Happily trekking along the Turrimacho route.Tomorrow night are due to reach the Cordillera de Talamanca, the continental  ridge that divides Costa Rica. Oooooohhhh

Alpha 2 - In the last couple of days have been trekking through the jungle but are due to emerge today and be surprised by our crazy Tico Keiner!

Alpha 3 - Have been trekking through some beautiful Nicaraguan terrain and are due to meet Bravo 1 today...

Alpha 4 - Exploring Volcan Turrialba with the park rangers, a well deserved break from the hard work they've done on the path

Alpha 5 - Have been digging up pipes and rearranging a trail down in La Cangreja.

Alpha 6 - The construction work continues, posts are cemented in place and the digging of trenches begins. Sounds like hard work!

Alpha 7 - After digging their trenches they are currently building a water tank...

Delta 1 - Finished the fence on their hatchery and last night saw a turtle laying an egg! Amazing!

Delta 2 - Have had a bit of rain but thats not getting them down, the turtle patrols continue and they have a "posh" day organised.

Delta 3 - Cement mixing, brick laying and building long drops, woohoo!

Delta 4 - Moving timber and putting up posts, labouring on but in good spirits.

Unfortunately we haven't quite developed the technology for our Alphas and Deltas to transmit their photos via radio waves, but Dawn is on the road and will be clicking, uploading and reporting as she goes. Expecting more info on Alpha 2 and Alpha 3 tonight...

And finally the big mean green machine that is Bravo 3 (consisting of Abi, Kat, Sarah, Wendy and Wellard) heads out today on a mission to provide messages, supplies and good humour to our expedition groups.

We will get your blog comments to the venturers as soon as possible, just a reminder to a few, please please please remember to put the venturers name and group on your comment! Thanks!

Wah-out


*Blog by Waheeda Athaullah

16 comments:

  1. Delta 4: Cyrus Afkhami
    Hey kiddo, we are constantly talking about you and wondering how you are doing.....how many classrooms have you built so far?....kidding! We are wishing you good weather and hope you are documenting everything for a blow by blow when you get back...lots of love n hugs from the family adn friends.....but mostly from me.....Bahar xxxx

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  2. To Niall McElroy, Alpha 4:
    Sabaidee.. Last day in Luang Prabang today, setting off for Kunming and Kathmandu tomorrow. Absolutely devastated to be leaving, especially given the very Lao last week I've had - learned how to cook wood ear fungus and sticky rice, rode elephants (with a Miguel-esque guide), and have been blessed 19 times by village elders and the abbot of one of my temple schools. I also finally got your letter, and it was everything I hoped it would be, so thank you for that... Sending one in return for your birthday (don't open it yet!). Missing you rather a lot, and will text from Kathmandu. Will send another message next week Internet providing to let you know where I'll be. Hope you're well, and love always, your Sarah x

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  3. Elliot Bartholomew Alpha 2

    Realise that you are only just emerging from the darkest depths; however, we believe you will be able to receive something tonight.

    So, Happy Birthday to you...etc!

    Loving and missing you and hope to connect soon!

    Mum & Dad & Sophie

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  4. Nick Burden - delta 3
    Ahhhh how annoying the whole time in sri lanka it wouldnt let me post a single comment! i think this is the longest we havnt talked since march last year. Weelll im back in dubai now and finally have internet that lets me poosttt, ive still been reading up when i can on the blog though :D beard growing competition? i knewwwww youd end up attempting to grow a beard hahaah costa rica looks amazing through the pictures and so greeeeen, just like in sri lanka, ahh i have so many stories to tell you nick! so ive been inboxing you as well to not clog up this blog too much. we only got two rain days so me and rachel got to take a break from tanning and went to see the buddha temples and drove around lots listening to musiccc like free falling ect :) AND I got to ride an elephant it was so incredible he sprayed me with water while i was on it haha i loved it but rachel wasnt too happy cause she said the elephant had pood in it before... we watched jersey shore and glee like every nightt too which im sure youvee been missing a lot :) anyway i cant wait to hear all your stories toooo youll die when you see the length of my inboxes so im sorry in advancee. i miss you and love you lots xxx

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  5. Hi Maddie(Delta 4) How are you Darlin!! Hope you are surviving the heat!! We all miss you very much but we are all good. Elle is in the UK and Jo is having an amazing time wit the elephants!! Much love from Mum,Dad and Hazza xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  6. Tom Harley Delta 1

    Hi Tommy,

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Don't be a stupid idiot....

    Love Sophie x

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  7. Isabel E. Córdoba Lacal15 July 2011 at 06:46

    Delta 2- Gabriel de la esperanza

    os ha llovido???? jolin..que tal lo estas pasando?? seguro que genial..
    he visto los bichos que teneis por ahi..supongo que ahora las hormigas serán un mal menor jajaja
    tengo ganas de verte..disfruta muchoo!

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  8. Hi Siew!! (medic in delta 2) Looks like you're having an amazing time and not too wet!! i'm home now and safe and looking forward to playing again in London!!
    Love you lots
    Hooi xxx

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  9. Hey Imi - Alpha 6

    Photos look great!!!
    All is well here, Shay misses u of course & she looked amazing in your grey dress for her leavers do.("WHAAAT" I hear u scream.lol). Some sad news...Pablo, has passed away:-((.
    Hope you're having an AMAZING Time!!!

    Love Oooo & Miss Oooo
    Yo Mama;-)xxO

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  10. Hey Imi - Alpha 6

    Photos look great!!!
    All is well here. Shay misses you of course & she looked great in your grey dress for her leavers do.("WHAAAT" I hear you scream.lol) Some sad news....Pablo has passed away:-((
    Hope you're enjoying the experience & having an AMAZING Time!!!

    Love Oooo & Miss Oooo
    Yo Mama;-)xxO

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  11. Alpha 7 Jasmine Furbert
    Hi Honey. How are you? Your mother and I miss our princess. Jaden says hi. We are so proud of you! Hope you are having the time of your life and enjoying the exercise from building a water tank. Your picture was in yesterday's Royal Gazette. It was the picture of you guys on the steps at your cotillion.

    Can't wait for the next update.

    Love Dad

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  12. For Alpha 7 Jasmine Furbert

    Hi Again. Here are some of my previous messages that may not have been posted:

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    Hi Jasmine. How are you honey? I love you and am so proud of you! Raleigh is a great charity who is doing great things. Hope you are enjoying yourself and are situated well in this chance of a lifetime opportunity. I will share your Costa Rica blog with our family and friends. Looked like you were having a great time salsa dancing. How did you hurt your big thumb? I love seeing your pictures. Thanks Raleigh! Jaden is writing you a letter. Hope to hear back from you soon. Take care.
    Love Dad.

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    Hi Honey. I love you so much. Hope you are having a great time and are not being eaten by bugs. Jaden and Eric have written you letters.

    Here is Jaden's Letter:

    Dear, Jasmine
    I really miss you!
    I hope you are having a good time.
    You have screamed a lot out there I guess?
    I see you don’t have your phone.
    Can I have your phone for the summer?
    If you say yes, and the phone is locked what is the password. I went to elbow beach to see the fireworks and screamed the whole time.
    I can’t wait to you come back.
    I am going away with mama.
    Love Jaden

    And here is Eric's letter:

    From:Eric To: Jasmine

    Dear: Jasmine
    I am guessing you are having a great time over there. Have you seen bugs that made you scream? Is costa rica HOT?

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  13. Keith Lau Alpha 4

    Hey, how is life treating you?
    Your mum said she has been sending emails to you, yet no reply, she misses you. Anyways, she is fine except when dealing with the dissertation. No worries. And i am doing fine too, have to be ''absolutely'' proactive to survive in the company. BTW, our third aunt's family has come back from UK yesterday, and I am going to bring them to the Japanese restaurant we used to go tmr, definitely opening drain in my wallet.

    Anyways, take care

    Oliver Lau

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  14. For - Jaz Chopra (Delta 4)

    Hey Sweetie, how's it going? Can't believe it's over 2 weeks now since you've been gone. We are missing you loads! Nothing much has been happening here really except we've managed to drink your stash of rum lol and you will be pleased to know that we have painted the hall and landing - so no more moans from you please :o) We're going over to Lynn & Alan's on Tuesday (19th) as it's their 25th wedding anniversary and Maddie's birthday and then hoping to go and see Harry Potter on Thursday (21st). Sorry we couldn't wait for you to get back! I'll go again with you if you want though. You've had some post from Uni but nothing of note or to worry about.

    Well honey, this was just to touch base, let you know we're missing you loads and can't wait until you get back. Take care and we really hope you're having a good time.

    Big hugs and kisses
    Mum and Tony xx

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  15. Beki Talbot Delta 2

    Hope you are enjoying the amazing turtles, and surviving the rain, we miss you and glad you are having a great time. Grandads Birthday tomorrow going to see all the family will take along the pictures looking forward to hearing about your 'posh day' Love mum and dad xxxxxx

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  16. Carla Dunphy Alpha 5
    HI CARLA JUST SEEN A COUPLE OF PICTURES OF YOU. YOU LOOK LIKE YOUR IN YOUR ELEMENT!!!! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE ALL YOUR PICS AND HEAR ALL ABOUT YOUR GREAT ADVENTURE!!! 7 WEEKS TOMORROW TIL I GET MY SISTER BACK AND I CAN'T WAIT!! :-) JUST WANT YOU TO NO HOW VERY PROUD I AM OF YOU LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND STARS AND BACK!!! DAD HAS COME TO SEE THE NEST HE SAID "HI CARLA PICTURES ARE BOSS SENT YOU A MESSAGE THE OTHER DAD HOPE YOU GOT IT. ALL IS WELL AT HOME LOVE AND MISS YOU" WE LOVE YOU CARLA LOUISE DUNPHY AKA LIL BERT XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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