Day 3 - Monday 17th October... a day in the (early) life of Alpha 4
We were woken up at 6:10 by Dr. Owen's wake up call of 'Singing in the Rain'.. appropriate, as the rain chucked it down for our first few days (don't worry readers, it's a little sunnier now! - Blogger). Breakfast was made by Geoff and Gemma, porridge as usual... a great way to get all of the energy we need for the day ahead!
I was nominated as Day Leader and got the group to work completing our jungle camp. For our time here we will be living in basha beds and basha hammocks just off the beach. Every night we will fall alseep with the roar of the waves only a few hundred metres away.... that is if we are not on turtle patrol. Each day we have a day shift and a night shift. At the moment the day shift are doing a combination of tree planting and maintenance to the turtle hatchey, while the night shift do turtle patrol (walking up and down the beach looking for turtles / trutle markings in the sand so that we can find their egss and move them to a safe location away from poachers or predators).
For lunch Tyla made an awesome energy bomb, followed by Tyla and Cristiany's great dinner of pasta and beans. A4.1 were off to do the first early turtle patrol night shift until 12:30, then A4.2 switched shifts with A4.11 and worked until 4:30am.We all then went to sleep, which was possibly one of the most satisfying times of the day after all of our efforts, even if it was only for an hour and a half!!