Sunday, 11 December 2011

It's all go in the jungle with Zulu 3

We're sorry for the lack of blogs from Zulu 3 but here they are now with a Spanish blog from Jesus.

The Bravo 1 roadtrip was with the group on Thursday and Friday and they are all doing extremely well. Their pace and quality of work (over 200m of trench dug) has impressed the rangers. and when not working hard they are certainly playing hard as you will see in the blog.


Raleighando – En La Cangreja por Jesús y Millie

Son las 5.35am y es la hora de… Zulú 3. En la selva de Parque Nacional La Cangreja aun oscuro tres dormidos ventureros se levantan para preparar desayuno. Basta con hervir agua, agregar avena, dos docenas de azúcar, canela y leche y el tradicional porridge está listo. Amanece y los primeros rayos de luz atraviesan el fichaje del bosque, momento de iniciar la caminata cuesta arriba, hacia la casa de los guarda parques. Pico, pala y caratillo es lo necesario para continuar. Trabajando cavando la lanza de 70 centímetros de profundidad entre el recoso suelo.

El trabajo es arduo y pesado sin embargo el equipo ha logrado cavar más de 218 metros, colocar un grifo para beber agua, limpiar senderos y pintar algunos letreros.

Con el sol de mediodía, llega el momento de regresar al campamento para almorzar – pasteles de atún, empanadas de refried beans o soya, noodles con vegetales, panqueques y los ingenios queques mess tin de ken nunca antes vistos en Raleigh! A la hora de bañarse en el rio negro frese naturales jacuzzis y posas de limpia cristalina agua.

Por la tarde es común jugar el adictivo ‘monopoly Deal cards’, actividades planadas por Kelly, Vic y Ken como el ‘pop quiz’, ‘ready, steady, cook’, y ‘Raleigh Prison Break’. La navidad esta cerca y como es común en Holanda celebramos el día de San Nicolás (5 de diciembre) – Marette, Friso y Eleonore algunas confites y galletas de bajo del improvisado árbol de navidad hicieron memorable este día.

Por la noche el plan es irse de fiesta. El requisito para entrar a Zulú 3 discoteque es verter ropa hecha con hojas y naturaleza, algunas snacks, cinco queques de: limón, chocolate, marshmallows y jalea y una increíble fogata a guardan el Bar de la mono borracho.

No hay dude de que Raleigh ha sido una experiencia para nunca olvidar, a pesar del cansancio, mosquitos, ropa olorosa y trabajo arduo, basta salirse de la rutina de cada día, entrarse a la montana y probar de que estamos hechos y quienes verdaderamente somos. Atrás se quedaran los arboles, las aves, la lluvia, el rio y los momentos inolvidable para Zulú 3 en el increíble Parque Nacional La Cangreja.

Zulu 3 hard at work clocking up the metres!

Blogger Jesus cooking up a storm with PM Kelly

The Zulu 3 swimming pool
Home sweet home AKA Jungle Camp



10 comments:

  1. Zulu 4 Alice hall
    I believe if I remember correctly it's your birthday today so happy birthday. Hope you having fun on the beach and enjoy the jungle camp and turtles. Jonny x

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  2. To Jayne Deegan (Zulu 5?)

    Jane Jane Jane. I see you're busy stuffing kids into your wheelbarrow. Looks fun actually. How's it going over there? Enjoying your community phase? Hrrmm by the time you read this, you'll probably be back in fieldbase. In which case, Raleigh will be ending in a few days time for you. Been there, done that. I'm soo jealous that at least you're still there. I'm back in Singapore and things are not as exciting as it was back there. In fact, my body is still not fully adjusted to Singapore timing yet. Anyway, enjoy, appreciate, live up, go crazy with your last few days there. Maybe one day, I'll visit you in Scotland. I've always wanted to pet the Loch Ness monster =) Pura vida mae! Huzy.

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  3. Clare Jones - Zulu 5
    Hi Clare, I'm thinking this will be the last occasion I get to send you a message. It's amazing to think you have been away for 10 weeks! I hope Zulu 5 manage to complete the task before your time comes to an end. With Grandma being 96 yesterday, me and Matt had lunch at Nan's, then your Mum and Phil arrived later for tea and cake. Cold and wet here - so make sure you have your woollies ready when you arrive at Heathrow! Got the tree and dec's up so feeling all ready for Christmas. Looking forward to seeing you, though no-one seems for sure if you get back on the Sunday or Monday? Saff and Gemma are staying at Nan's on Sunday night, and I have Monday off work - so there will be a big welcome home team waiting for you. Pura Vida. Love always Julie and Matthew.

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  4. Clare Jones 11L Zulu 5

    Hi Clare, I've read your blog and it looks like your host families are making you very welcome and you're having fun playing football with the locals. Hope you're having a great time and still enjoying the experience and have you learnt any spanish? I look forward to hearing about it all when you get home which is now only a week away. I can't believe how quick the time has gone.
    Make the most of the sunny weather there as its turned cold and miserable here. It has been very stormy and they have had snow up north. I haven't been up to much really although me and Phill are going out for a Christmas meal this Friday which his mate from the gym has organised. Everywhere is very christmassy. It was the x factor final last Saturday and Little Mix won it. I don't know if you can remember them but they were the girl band and Dougie from Mcfly won get me out of the jungle!

    See you soon lots of love Mum xxx

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  5. Zulu 3 Kelly PM
    Sup Kelly :) Just seen Jesus's blog, seems like you guys are having a great time in the jungle. Cant wait to see the pics of it when theyget onto facebook. Hope you are having fun out there, im missing everyone so much :( but cant wait to see them all again soon i hope. Enjoy the rest of the expedition and thanks for being an awseome PM especially with the one to ones. Also i hope your new group dont take the piss too much, make sure they have gloves and boots on though :) Jonny xx

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  6. Millie Pierce, zulu 3,
    Helllloo Miillllliiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeee,
    How are you, I'm glad to see you're speaking a lot of spanish :) In your letter I see you had chats with the orange lady :) good job :) Obvs, I have no clue what the blog says, but here is my favourite bit from google translate:
    At night the plan is to party. The requirement to enter is to pour Zulu 3 disco clothes made of leaves and nature, some snacks, five cakes of lemon, chocolate, marshmallows and jelly and amazing to keep the fire of the Drunken Monkey Bar.
    anyways, it's pouring with rain here, I'm meant to be going to ballet this evening, not so up for that.... Amy has gone to a geog ball, Mark to a physics ball, Stu and Oreo are going to Whammed and Louis is just in his room.
    today we started nervous and locomoter 1, it's the 2nd half of this semester, super super stressy there is so much to learn, it's making me want to cry just thinking about it... I don't know how I'm going to learn it all, you'll have to put up with me mubling all these musle names at you all of christmas, teres minor ...infraspinatus ...suras​pinatus ...subscapularis...musc​ulotendinous...glenohumeral...​ coracohumeral...caracoacromina​l...
    anyways, I'm sitting in my jamies (clothes got soaked on the ride back) drinking 'tesco cold and flu' yep I'm getting ill again :( Hope you're enjoying the jungle. 6 days, miss you so so so much. Loves xxxx

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  7. To: Bruce Solano Munoz (Zulu 1)
    Bruceee :) how are you? How are you enjoying another Raleigh experience? Loving it im guessing :) I see you are on trek just now! Hope you are having an amazinggg time, and keeping your group motivated! Im sure you are an amazing project manager!! Although I doubt your group will live up to the awesome alpha 1 :D How were your other phases?
    I have been back at uni for a while now but my exams coming up soon yuck! It has already been snowing here in bonnie Scotland how crazy is that?! I am still missing costa rica a lot! Hope the rest of your time on Raleigh is awesome! And remember to Man Up ;) haha!
    Missing you loads, Love Claire xxxxx

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  8. Jesús Jiménez- Zulu 3
    To Chuss,
    Veo que es casi la hora para que usted pueda estar de vuelta en campo base, así que espero que este mensaje de blog llegue a usted en el tiempo. He estado leyendo el blog y leer su última entrada. Mi español no es bueno, por lo que no entiendo todo eso y ahora quiero tratar de dirigirme a usted en español. Espero que usted pueda comprender jajaja Parece que usted ha tenido un proyecto apasionante y un grupo muy divertido. Me pareció muy gracioso cuando leí hace unas semanas que su cama se rompió! ¿Cómo se siente ahora que está llegando al final? Recuerdo que en los últimos días sentado en un campo con Andrés y hablando de todos los recuerdos que tenía de Raleigh. Te extraño y no puedo esperar para hablar con usted a través de Skype y escuchar todas sus historias maravillosas sobre Raleigh.
    Disfruta de tus últimos días de mi loco amigo tico!!!
    Claudia
    XxxX

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  9. Maret de Vos, Zulu 3
    Hey lieverd !!! De ' klus' zit erop ! Nu nog een heleboel dagen feest, heb ik begrepen...op Fieldbase hebben ze er zin in, zo zag ik ..en daarna nog op stap met de ' Dutchies' !Wat een heerlijke afsluiting. Ben ongelooflijk benieuwd naar de verhalen en de foto's.
    Heel veel liefs en tot de 19e ! xox mam

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  10. que gran experiencia que estas viviendo!

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