Saturday, 3 December 2011

Nice weather for ducks (Barney)


Following our unforgettable summit of Volcan Turrialba, Zulu 1 continued our trek towards the Pacific coast in the torrential rain. Passing through Wetsock city and Crinklytoez we made our way to El Monumento Nacional Arqeologico Guayabo where the group was, understandably, more interested in a first shower in 5 days than any archeological site!

Spirits were further lifted by a fantastic salami and chickpea curry cooked by the team with ingredients from local Pulperías to celebrate Dinora’s 19th birthday. A tasty birthday cake, resourcefully made from condensed milk, chocolate powder, raisons and porridge, complete with candles, more than made up for our 5th consecutive night of rain.

Following this we took on some mighty hills and squelched our up various river banks until we reached the small village of Silencio in the hills around Turrialba.  Here we struck gold when a generous old lady invited us into her house to drink coffee, eat cake and even use her tumble dryer! Smiles all round despite our tired feet, and time to say goodbye to Barney who tags out with another Raleigh medic, Matt, stepping in to join Zulu 1 on their adventure towards the sea. Pura Vida!

 

2 comments:

  1. Daisy Knox Murphy (Zulu 4)
    Hola de nuevo pequeño mono de la selva! Estoy demasiado aburrida y como este seria un momento en el que saldriamos a hacer fotocopias, comprar alguna gilipollez innecesaria que de repente nos hacia una enorme falta y no podia esperar ni un minuto mas, etc. todo ello para fumarnos un piti y yo ahora no tengo a nadie con quien hacer eso pues te escribo en este maravilloso blog para que veas que me acuerdo de ti y no te olvido a pesar de que me hayas abandonado por ser buena persona, cosa que yo obviamente jamas sere jajaja jopee hoy estoy melancolica, echo de menos dormir hasta las 4 de la tarde los sabados para luego ir a recogerte al puestecillo, que me esperases en el k&p con un caramel shortbread y despues ir a casa y prepararnos para una de esas noches improvisadas que siempre resultaban ser las mejores, sin embargo aqui estoy un sabado por la noche en estado depresivo y sin nadie que me saque de casa :( iba a salir pero la verdad que no me apetece nada, echo de menos las noches de fiesta contigo y a parte esto de vivir tan lejos es lo peor.
    Hoy he estado con Parri por la tarde comprandole el regalo del cumple a Elena que ya va con bastante retraso y me ha dicho que te de un beso de su parte.
    La semana que viene solo tengo dos dias de clase que super chachi aunque la verdad que no hago nada cada vez que llego a casa me duermo toda la tarde porque no hay nadie para entretenerme asi que eso de que la vida universitaria es la leche bla bla yo lo cambiaria por cualquier semana en londres pero bueno aqui estamos :)
    Bueno espero que te vaya todo muy bien por alli y que puedas conectarte al facebook pronto o tener conexion con la civilizacion para que me cuentes que tal!
    te quiero y te echo de menos

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  2. Emma Jacob 11L Zulu 5
    Hi Em
    Hopefully you will have been told by now of Oliver's arrival. Today, 4th December at 2.45 weighing 8lbs and 6ozs! It was a fairly quick labour and all is well.
    I'm sending them a lovely baby blanket, cute hat with ears on it, mittens and bibs. We'll be seeing them when you get back so it will be lots of fun and cuddles.
    Andrew and I went Christmas shopping today, hectic in town, but we managed to get in early and out asap.
    We are expecting snow as far as Manchester tonight so it could well be a white Christmas but hopefully not snowing when you fly home. We all can't wait to see you again, it's actually flown by but I miss you and often think when I'm at work that I'll just pick up the phone and ring you then realise I can't - yet!
    I hope that your latest adventure is as good as the others have been (without the illness though)and we can't wait to hear all about it and see your photos.
    Well my darling, take care, see you soon and love you. Enjoy the last 2 weeks.
    Lots of love Mum xxxxxx

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