Here at Fieldbase we have been busy preparing for the next change over (its never to early to start preparing!) and Googling random facts trying indeed to find out if there is a question that Google cant answer.
Here's a quick round up of all the 11L groups:
X-ray 1 – Turrisantos Trek
After a great days trekking the Turrisantos trek have made to Bajo Bonilla at the base of volcan Turrialba to meet the 2 members of the field base crew who have carried their food to them and drop it off with them for the next 5 days. Tomorrow they will start the ascend of volcan Turrialba taking in some amazing views along the way and reaching the top before coming down all in one day! Alpha 1 - see the blog below. In case you are wondering, I'm afraid that heavy rain and thick cloud ruined their chances of a clear view from the top of the volcano... ah well, they still had a blast climbing up there!
X-ray 2 - Guanacaste Trek
Currently the Guanacaste trek is safely at Alto Cebadillo taking in Jungle and back-country roads along the way. The group are all super happy especially now that Delun has rejoined the group and comfortably completed her first days walking!
X-ray 3 – La Cangreja NP
Have nearly competed work on their jungle camp where there will be living for the next 17 days whilst working to put water in to a scientific hut in the middle of the jungle. Not only that but they have a “Jacuzzi” next to their camp that they can wash in everyday after work. Sounds sensational can’t wait to visit them! And bring back a blog letting you know all about it!
X-ray 4 - have built their jungle camp, settled in and began their turtle patrols. Which they will keep up for the next few weeks until they leave. Beautiful sunny weather has been predicted for this region so hopefully they will have a amazing time.
X-ray 5 - are currently staying in the town of Achuapa in Nicaragua as the village they will be working in (San Nicolas) was affected by the recent elections. The group however will have hopefully finished moving in to the community by the end of this afternoon and should be getting to now their new families.
X-ray 6 - have arrived in the village of El Cebollal. They have moved in with their host families and are now enjoying discovering what it is like to be part of a rural Nicaraguan family. They had a day off not due to the election and went for a walk to a local waterfall however should be cracking on with there work as from tomorrow morning.
That's it for now - we'll bring you words and pictures from Xray 1 on the 09th who will be receiving their first food drop from Bravo 1 tomorrow.
Hasta luego for now, however here are some more images of Alpha 1/2/3 from the last phase until we get some more for you in a few days