Saturday, 9 June 2012

And so it begins...

Fifteen people.
One Farm.
One Fieldbase.
A shed (bodega) load of excitement, spirit, enthusiasm and ideas.
And an even bigger shed load of gallo pinto (om nom nom)...

That’s what it takes to kick off Raleigh expedition 12G/H to Costa Rica and Nicaragua - and the Advance Fieldbase team are here, checked in and raring to go to make this an amazing expedition!

Ross, Pedro, Roeland, Katie, Jen, Becky, Keiner, Dave, Björn, Krisztina, Nick, Amy, Emma and Leanne (plus Andy who’s arrived a week early, he couldn’t wait any longer!) are here at Fieldbase for some intense training on how to get everything and everyone to the right place at the right time (Logistics), keep the wonga in check (Finance), make sure everyone’s in rude health (Medics), make everything run like clockwork (Admin), show our viewers and followers what’s going on (Photographers) and keep you posted on EVERYTHING that’s going down across our many amazing projects that have been planned for 12G/H (that’s my job!).

Julian and Hector are also out here, 'next door' in Nicaragua, making plans for the arrival of the ICS team.
And of course, we've also been establishing the most important bits of running an expedition – the cooking and cleaning rota and how everyone takes their brew...

We’re all thrilled to be here and can’t wait to welcome the other Volunteer Managers in less than a week’s time and, of course, our Venturers on the 29th June – you’re all in for a treat!

Hablar pronto!

You don't have to be mad to work here, but evidently, it helps...


  1. That looks like a lot of fun. All the best for you all.

  2. Good luck to my sister Emma and everyone else. Remember to drink plenty of fluids!

    Love Tim

    PS nice face in the bottom photo sis

  3. Good Luck on this one Filthpot and Rolo!! Just seeing these photos is making me miss 12b all the more!! Have lots of fun everyone, play Deal, eat Oreos, cook curries, and look out for any murals you spot along the way!! ;)


  4. Victoria Wilkinson11 June 2012 at 14:21

    Becky and Andy,
    Love this blog and being able to keep up to date with your goings on from across the miles. All the same here and the weather is terrible! Really proud of what you are both doing.
    Love Dee, Tor, Layla and Poppy xxxx

  5. Good to see the blog up and running. Take care team.



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