Hola y bienvenidos! Welcome to the Raleigh 11L blog.
No sooner has one hugely successful Raleigh expedition completed than another begins. While the anticipation and excitement builds for our intrepid venturers, the advance fieldbase team is now complete and getting down to work at their new home just outside Turrialba, Costa Rica.
After journeys of varying smoothness and comfort the team gathered somewhat bleery-eyed yesterday evening in San Jose, before completing the journey to fieldbase this morning (Monday 19th September)….
…and following a fine breakfast it was down to work with the all important swimming test in a local pool. No need for Michael Phelps-types exploits in the pool but doggy-paddle was discouraged. With all new team members passing with flying colours it was back to fieldbase to start familiarising ourselves with our new roles.
A busy week beckons with the rest of the volunteer managers arriving at the weekend. Sign on again tomorrow to meet the advance fieldbase team.
Until then Pura vida!