Though the departing from our fellow venturers was sad, the excitement of visiting the Costa Rican jungle of Carara National Park pushed us all towards the journey of our Phase 2 project.
After a 4 hour bus ride from Fieldbase, we arrived at the outskirts of the National Park and carried all our food to our new jungle camp. After 3 hours of constructing our beds out of bamboo sticks, we quickly realised that building basha beds was not our forte as gravity took its toll on 4 bashas breaking from underneath us, even 2 on the same night! However, with extra reinforcements in place we can now confirm we are all getting a god night's sleep with nothing (ie no-one) going *bump* in the night!
So far we have done 4 days of work building trenches and meeting the very warm and welcoming rangers, we've had a personal tour of the Park and listened to a very interesting presentation on the National Park's history.
We are also enjoying the nature of the National Park such as the white faced monkey, water snakes, rainbow makaws, lizards, poison dart frogs, white bats and lots of insects.
To conclude our blog, R4 is having an amazing time at Carara National Park and we cant wait to go to the beach and save turtles in Playa Hermosa!