Friday, 13 July 2012

What's the Score Delta 4?


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.

The Rulez
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.)

La escuelar


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!

16 comments:

  1. This message is for Tarlaan Mohammadi Delta 4, Costa Rica

    My amazing Tarlaany,

    Just saw your recent pics. It looks amazing, I am so impressed with the progress you have made. Seeing the your progress vs Delta 3, I can tell you Bravo. Your school is much bigger and more complete. We all have missed you so much and while you are building over there, our house here is getting destroyed by the builders. My love you look very nice in the photo's but as I always tell you, please have your lovely curly hair open :). Love you more than all the hard work that you are doing over there. Baba xxxx

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  2. Sylvia Spensley14 July 2012 at 05:43

    Message for Alex Spensley – Delta 2

    Hi Al

    Hope you are well and happy. We haven’t seen any reports from your group recently on the blog but your jungle project should be finished now and you will be moving to the beach soon; I am so jealous!

    It is a pretty rainy and miserable Saturday here; Craig and Brittany have gone into Bath shopping, Dad is tiling your new shower (no, it isn’t finished yet) and I am just about to go off to your favourite place food shopping – joy! The Pig & Jig is on tonight but it looks like being a wash out, which is a shame.

    Everyone is asking after you and sending their love. I can’t wait to hear all of your stories and see the photos.

    Love and miss you lots.

    Mum xxxx

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  3. Message for Mark Shepherd (Shep)Delta 4
    Dad wants to know how you managed to create a shower in the Jungle that will run for your normal 10 mins. Began to think you were lost in the Jungle, as no blogs for a week, great to get Delta 4 update today. The Pork dish looked good, I guess it had plantains in it as well. Trust you are still taking lots of photos and video, the photos on blog are amazing and we our dying to see more and hear all your news. School looks impressive, keep up the good work.

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  4. Alice Brawley, Delta 3
    Hi Alice, Tom is on his way to Rome and we are in Bristol. I hope it is drier in Costa Rica than it is here!
    Love Dad, Mum & Duncan

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  5. Juul Zietse @ Delta 1

    Hi lieve Juul, even een berichtje uit een miezerig nat nederland. Beginnen je wel een beetje te missen hier hoor, zitten in de voortuin maar niet meer met z'n drietjes. Nou ja we kunnen in de USA weer genoeg van je genieten. Zijn natuurlijk heel erg benieuwd hoe het met je gaat. Ziet allerhande foto's voorbij komen van de alpha's en vandaag delta 4, hoop snel ook delta 1 in beeld te hebben.

    Bij ons niet echt veel nieuws, artikel van mam is in druk verschenen, ziet er prachtig uit. Poek en Fibbel kijken zoekend om zich heen, missen jou nog het meest geloof ik.

    Hoop zo dat je een leuke groep hebt, maar als ik de foto's zo zie zijn het allemaal leuke types. Zijn vast ook mensen bij die je in andere omstandigheden niet 1-2-3 zou hebben uitgezocht, maar daar is vast ook best mee te leven.

    Ga zo nog even een sambouka'tje drinken met mam, is nu zaterdag avond.Morgen weer eens bij oma en in den haag kijken. Volgende week is Frans jarig, dus vanalles om naar uit te kijken.

    Veel liefs van ons allemaal,
    XXX Pap

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  6. Cristina Webster-Delta 4

    Crisita,
    Te hemos enviado una carta, esperamos que la recibas pronto! Te echamos mucho mucho mucho de menos,cant wait til youre back! Espero que lo estes pasando muy bien campeona - vas a volver cachas! Llamanos en cuanto puedas que nos pasamos el dia obsesionados con los updates de este blog y no podemos esperar a saber de ti! Te queremos mucho preciosa, besos y animo xxxxxx

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  7. Catherine harrison15 July 2012 at 09:17

    Tom Harrison alpha 3
    Hi tommy, great to here news and see pics, dad says path down the garden would be good when you get back! All good here, starting kitchen next week, Wakestock was as wet as ever! Georgie got sat job in town in coffee shop! Jakey now playing golf and tennis! Thanks for postcards . Doing my regatta in two weeks! Dad starting to train for Kilimanjaro! We all miss you loads and love you. Mum, dad ,georgie and Jakey xx

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  8. The Gatt Family15 July 2012 at 11:15

    Hi Lucy. It's great to see the photos. It looks like a beautiful place. The school seems to be coming on well. Is that a picture of you cooking pig on the blog? It's raining all the time here at the moment. Daisy is back from Spain and will be going to St Malo next week. She had a good time in Salamanca and it was good to have her back.

    Daisy has posted a letter to you with lots of gossip and all the news on BINTM!!!! Harry is working at the pub and having lots of driving lessons. His test is n about 2 weeks time.

    Missing you lots. Can't wait to hear all about it.

    Lots of love

    Mum and Dad xxxx

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  9. Message for Mark Shepherd Delta 4
    At last we have had a day without rain, after working on Fou we headed out on our bikes to Kintbury and it is luckily there is no longer a hose pipe ban as we had to pressure wash the mud off the bikes. As the sun was still shinning we managed to have lamb steaks on the BBQ for tea.
    Delta 3 may have lost the football match but they have managed the first video blog so come on Delta 4 time for one from you.

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  10. Amy Marshall alpha 3
    Hi Amy hope all is going well for you.We move down to Essex on Thursday 19th July so will keep in touch with you from our new home Love from G&G xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  11. Message for Cristina Webster Delta 4

    Hola Cris
    Finalmente noticias de como les va. Hemos visto fotos del colegio y de lo avanzado que va su construcción. Enhorabuena. Ahora con lo que has aprendido me podrás ayudar en el taller.
    Se ve mucho barro. Divertido. Espero que lo estés pasando bien, a la vez que ayudadndo.
    Elizabeth llegó sin su equipaje que llegó un día tarde. Ayer estuvimos en el Thyssen y hoy vamos a Salamanca.
    Alex vuelve a casa mañana y Veronica no viene a la barbacoa del viernes.
    Cuídate
    Dad

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  12. Caroline Bunce16 July 2012 at 13:19

    Message for Mark Shepherd (Shep)Delta 4
    Hi Well done on your exam results sounds all good to us. Like the photos on facebook and this site seems very exciting. We will have to keep looking to see what you are getting up to. Take care of yourself and we will be looking forward to hearing all about the adventure and seeing the photos. Love Lesley, Peter and Caroline xx

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  13. Hi Sarah, You appear from your blog to be acquiring fab building skills that will be brilliant when we eventually sell the house. Maybe you could build our next one! Not sure about the long drop though or a pulley operated shower? Seen lots of your year moseying around, they all ask about you and send their love. Gran was most impressed with your blog - she, Amy and Auntie Lea tried to send you a message. I hope you got it. Lots of love, mum and dad

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  14. Anna Coleridge@ delta4

    Hi Annie hope you're having fun with spiders and long drops.
    You can't be wetter than we are in UK!
    Polly et al send their love.

    Love Mummy and Steve

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  15. MESSAGE FOR MARK SHEPHERD DELTA 4

    HI MARK - SOUNDS AS IF YOU ARE HAVING A FABULOUS TIME!
    ISOBEL AND FIONA SAY THAT IF YOU CAN GET THE SHOWER TO RUN FOR HALF AN HOUR EACH - THEY MAY CONSIDER JOINING YOU! AND IS THERE A MACDONALDS NEARBY?
    AT HOME WE ARE HAVING A FULL SHOWER EVERY TIME WE STEP OUTSIDE THE DOOR - ITS BEEN TIPPING DOWN FOR DAYS.
    I HOPE YOU ARE TAKING LOTS OF PHOTOS SO WE CAN HAVE A FULL TOUR OF YOUR TRIP WHEN YOU RETURN - WE'LL LOOK FORWARD TO IT!
    ENJOY YOURSELF - AND KEEP SAFE AND WELL - LOVE FROM THE LOVERIDGES XX

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  16. Message for Cristina Webster Delta 4
    Dear Cristina
    Little news of you, so we are hoping to hear from you this weekend.
    We had our pilgrims bbq last night. Elizabeth leaves this morning.
    Alex looks great.
    love
    dad

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