Guest blogger Jon has an update for you on what X-Ray 4 are currently up to at Playa Hermosa:
'From the jungles of La Crangreja, the mighty X-ray 4 now stand at the edge of the world on the incredible Playa Hermosa. The sea is furious, the sun hot, and the turtles plentiful. By night, our heroes of X-ray 4 traverse the coast in search of turtles nests and guarding against poachers. The collected eggs are then returned to the hatchery until the babies are ready to make the journey to the sea, helped by the X-rays of course. To date, nearly 1500 babies have been sent to the sea.
In their spare time, the X-rays having been chilling on the beach are cracking (with great difficulty) into coconuts. In addition to turtles, the team have encountered some crocs (from a distance!) and Lloyd, Luke and Justin have spotted numerous snakes and coatis. There’s also been a hammock to relax on, games to be played (such as Ninja, Deal or Mafia) and books to be read. Justin powered through 550 pages in 3 days !!
Of course, there has been a very special day on our phase, our own Catriona turned 18 on Friday! It was a fun filled day where there was cake, a Piñata and an overly competitive game of rounders. An extra special thank you to the ranger Jonnie who cooked a wonderful meal for Catrionas’ big day.
With less than a week to go now, everyone is looking forward to impeding reunions with family and friends, but no one will ever forget the time they have spent here in Costa Rica and Nicaragua and all the friends we have made and things we have shared. Thanks Raleigh and Pura Vida to 11G and H!'