Although Delta 4 had a long and difficult journey to their project site, by Thursday morning we had finally made it! Overcoming steep hills, slippery slopes, rivers, jungle climbs and a dog peeing in Tom’s boots along the way, Delta 4 managed to reach the beautiful village if Tamiju. Despite the 24 hour delay due to heavy rain on the first day of our trek, we were able to quickly set up home in Tamiju, complete with an impressive pulley-operated shower built by Mark and Ciaran, Annie and Sarah’s long drop toilet which required only minor (but necessary) adjustments and a bar overlooking one of the most beautiful views in Costa Rica.
|Om nom nom (hope the pigs aren't looking)|
|The View from Tamiju...|
Work on the school had been coming along very well with the floorboards already on and the walls going up. Delta 4 can proudly say that our school is further ahead than Delta 3’s! (sorry Delta 3, it wasn’t me that said that, honest – Ed., aka Leanne.)
The rivalry between the two teams was officially put to the test on Sunday through a football match at the halfway point between the two villages. Although Delta 4 arrived with fewer players, we definitely proved ourselves to be the better team, winning the game 5-2!
We’re all having a busy but very enjoyable time and are really looking forward to seeing the result of our hard work when we finish the school.
Love, Delta 4
Hola todos, this is Leanne from Fieldbase, fresh from a trip to visit Delta 3 and 4 to collect the above blog and the one from Delta 3, which you’ll see (and maybe hear) tomorrow! I can confirm that progress is indeed fantastic on the school at Tamiju, and everyone is in high spirits, despite the pesky pigs (and Martin’s slight obsession with such) and the smell of the long drop after a good few days’ use... The group is super organised and well on track to finish the school and prepare for their opening ceremony which they will invite all the ‘locals’ to (bearing in mind the locals can come from 1.5 hours’ walk away!)
I can also confirm the intensity of the rivalry between Deltas 3 and 4 is hotting up by the day (healthy of course!) and I couldn’t possibly choose between them - it’d be like picking your favourite child – not possible. (Bribes welcome if you fancy trying though guys, obviously.)
A brilliant group in a beautiful setting – go Delta 4!