We have more news from some of our Romeo's who called in to update us with their latest antics this morning. Let's catch up first with news from Comm's Officer Elliot in Romeo 3...
Due to the hard work and cooperation between the venturers of Romeo 3 and the rangers at Rincon de la Viejo we completed the tourist path on day 14. We still have other odd jobs to do, however everyone is feeling great satisfaction that our primary goal has been completed. The weather has been beautiful and for that we have begun to thank our local deity; the fearsome looking toucan totem pole erected one day by Corrie and Ester. When not at work we have taken advantage of the good weather and make excursions around the park. Firstly to a magnificent waterfall in which we bathed and then to some sulphur springs when we had a lazy lunch. We are now on the final stretch and everyone in Romeo 3 has had a incredible experience on our environmental phase and consider ourselves very fortunate in our location.
And all the way from Achuapa, Nicaragua we have some gossip from Jack and the rest of the Romeo 7 gang...
Just a quick one I’m afraid via telephone. So we've come down from the hills today, after two weeks of hard work in Achuapa for two days for the International Music Festival and we're due to perform 'Help' by the Beatles at 5pm tomorrow in front of one thousand people! The group as a whole seems reflective and slightly stunned to be back in civilization, but also very cheerful and excited. Many tears were shed this morning as we said or farewells to our families and friends. We nearly finished the main water pipe and managed to turn on a tap! It's been decided that there will be another project to begin there next week to tie up loose ends. We've done all the hard work! Off to a restaurant now for our first break from rice and beans in a fortnight! All’s well. We're looking forward to telling you all about it soon, as we get back on the net in Turrialba. Bye for now, Romeo 7.
News on the Charlie groups - our bespoke venturers have enjoyed a fun and relaxing day at mystery location, San Lucas island, where they enjoyed a spot of raft building and some extreme survival skills that involved cooking fresh fish and camping out for the night! The teams leave today to spend one last night in San Jose before heading back to reality.
Just a quick note and reminder for you folks back home - in order to obtain the latest news and goings on with our venturers it is important that we take the time to go and visit the projects which are spread all throughout Costa Rica and Nicaragua (i.e the road trips). This does unfortunately mean that there may be occasions where we can't update the blog on a daily bases as many, if not all of these projects are in extremely remote locations, from the depths of the Costa Rican jungle to the very peak of a volcano in Nicaragua. We do however update as often as we can, so please bear with us. On the up side, the venturers will be back at fieldbase on Tuesday so there will lots of exciting news and gossip to update you with then! Until then, our project groups are keeping us updated as often as they can whenever they get the chance to radio in, so more news from them soon.
Pura vida amigos!
Blog written by Dawn Tennant and photo's by Kat Mammone unless otherwise stated