Our numbers at Fieldbase have increased as the project managers all landed safely in San Jose last night. They managed to get some brief but well earned sleep before taking the 2 hour bus journey to arrive here this morning.
They were welcomed by a traditional Costa Rican breakfast of Gallo Pinto cooked by Araceli, our cook and new best friend. The queue for the shower is going to be a little longer, and the cooking pots are a good deal larger but the buzz about the place is the most noticeable difference.
Everyone is catching up with the familiar faces that they met many moons ago on that training weekend in August (can't believe it was only a month ago!).
This week will be spent with various inductions, training and briefing sessions. We kicked off with the swimming assessment, to understand each person's level and make sure that no-one gets out of their depth.
Some training sessions are mostly chalk and talk,
and some will mean getting out there and learning things for ourselves.
There is a lot to take in and learn but the adventure starts here.