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Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Keep on trekking - Alpha 2
After 5 more long days of finding not-so-short-cuts through the jungle, we're now delighted to have made it to day 11 alive and well. It´s been a hard but successful few days with us overcoming a lot as a group. We're humbled on a daily basis by the kindness of all the Nicaraguan people for inviting us into their homes when it´s pouring with rain and giving us Nicaraguan coffee (THE best coffee we've ever tasted). It gets us through the 4am wake-up calls, the blisters, muscle ache, sleeping in wet clothes and endless hills.
We´re extremely proud of what we have accomplished so far and we eagerly await day 18 where we'll stand at the top of the Cerro Negro with an invisible glass of champagne in our hands celebrating each other for crossing the finish line.
We've had as many ups as we have had downs but getting to the end of the day makes it all worth it. At the end of this Trek we´ll look back fondly at the moments we´ve shared - like Archie waking us up sleep talking at midnight all ready to go, our PM Claudia falling in the mud, the river crossings (always entertaining), pulperias (life savers!!) or our nightly reviews.
Alpha 2 - on the right track
It's been great spending all these moments with each other and we wouldn't want to share them with anybody else. Right now we are about to enjoy (I think) a delicious meal that the fieldbase team is cooking for us. Wish us luck for the coming few days...Deachimba!