Day one, 28.07.2011
And Romeo 1 are off! In short, today consisted of a surprisingly quick journey. The walk consisted of small hills and a view that gave us a little hint of what was to come. Highlights of the day (and trek so far) include words from our very own charismatic PM, Cam...
Getting on the bus, Cam says (to all of us) “Get all your stuff on the bus.”
Venturer says “which bus?”
Cam says, “I don’t know.”
In the evening discussing a few house rules, Cam says “We only have nine rolls of toilet paper, so treat the toilet paper as if it is your mum.”
Day two 29.07.2011
Day two – rain, rain, rain. On the flip-side, to overcome this PM Veronica taught us a song to get rid of the rain. It did not work, but at least we had a good sing-a-long! Our evening home at the community centre allowed us to have a candle-lit dinner on a table, result! Now for a few light word from our very own Mr. Cam…
Arriving at sleep location, Francesca asks “Cam where are we?” Cam says, “In the hills.” (Thanks Cam, specific).
Day three, 30.07.2011
This day was spectacular; hard work but one great challenge. Trek consisted of a challenging river crossing like something out of a movie. After that we entered the jungle and turned in to Spiderman, crawling up steep hills with our hands and feet. We were later welcomed by the ‘M’ word (mud)… but let’s not get into that. Today’s words from Cam…
Cam says “We are probably camping tonight but we are probably staying at the house.”
Day four, 31.07.2011
This day we came cross the ‘m’ word again. However we soon made a swift escape into an indigenous community. Being in such remote communities really makes us realize how much harder it would be to reach these places and people, and to experience the things that we are without trekking. How blessed we are.
|More food to carry! Noe and Ronnie sorting out the rations for the week ahead.|
|The local community centre - home for the night.|
|Sacha and Alfie getting stuck into a game of football with local children!|
|Pasta for dinner!|
|Feliz cumple Ronnie!|
*Blog written by Dawn Tennant and photos by Dawn Tennant, unless stated otherwise