Tuesday, 23 October 2012

News on Alpha 4 also known affectionately as "Fat Pandas"

The last 9 days Alpha 4 (team name Fat Pandas) have been working in Carara National Park on an environmental project.  Using manual labour, basic tools and team spirit we managed to complete approx. 150m of nature trail providing a new access route into the park.

Fat Pandas at work
A couple of fat pandas at work
The days were long and hot but motivation and team morale remained strong.  We never thought a group could become so close in such a short amount of time.
alpha 4
Spirits are high

It hasn't all been work, we still managed to find time to celebrate Hidde's 18th birthday with a party,  music, games and thanks to Oscar, the park ranger, even cake and ice cream!



Evenings have been spent playing countless games of uno, salsa lessons, massage sessions, Spanish lessons and slangtastic classes.


During our time here we have seen a variety of wildlife, from capuchin monkeys, Iguanas, and coati to coral snakes, lizards, toads and crocodiles.   We were lucky enough to have a rare sighting of a black jaguar which crossed our trail.  We found it hard to believe too when Tory first told us!

It's been a great first project and even though we'll be sorry to say goodbye to Sarah, one of our project managers we're waiting to welcome Charlie into the Fat Panda family.

Wahgwar to my bredrins at home, keep it real, safe, all bless.

Pura Vida
Comms officer Ben

Words by Comms Officer Ben Byers

8 comments:

  1. FAO: Laura Perry

    Some news I thought you would appreciate, dear: the badger cull has been postponed for now by the UK govt.

    I-A-O

    Love Dad x

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  2. J,H,E,W,T Agombar23 October 2012 at 15:45

    Sarah Flynn - Alpha 5
    David Agombar - Alpha 2
    HI David and Sarah, hope that you're both well! We've seen great photos of you and the teams on the blog. Been thinking about you lots. We missed you both at Chris's 40th celebrations. Can't wait to hear all about it. lots of love, Hazel, John and boysxxxx

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  3. Jae mujer holaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!... le mando miles d vibras... ya el jueves se va Lau y quedamos aun mas solas :(... pero bueno disfruta bastanteeeeeeee!!!! se le quiere

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  4. adpica82@hotmail.com23 October 2012 at 21:32

    Hello! This message we wrote departe Melania Family Piedra Castillo, the expedition 12L, Alpha 5. We salute him and wish him the best of what is happening, your whole family will love you and we ask God to watch over you wherever you are much ... And the other members of the expedition also wish them well.
    Many blessings!

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  5. adpica82@hotmail.com23 October 2012 at 21:38

    Hello, This message is directed to Melanie Piedra Castillo, the Expedition 12L, Alpha 5, greets his family wants, TooDo wish the best and remind you that we love you, we ask God to accompany her everywhere and ask him to take care much.
    On the other expedition members wish him well in this experience.
    Many blessings!



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  6. adpica82@hotmail.com23 October 2012 at 21:39

    Hello, This message is directed to Melanie Piedra Castillo, the Expedition 12L, Alpha 5, greets his family wants, TooDo wish the best and remind you that we love you, we ask God to accompany her everywhere and ask him to take care much.
    On the other expedition members wish him well in this experience.
    Many blessings!

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  7. For: Gustavo Granados, Alpha 4
    From: Sofía Ratiqui quiros :)

    Ratiquii, di aqui mandandole muy buena vibra, ojala este disfrutando como nunca esta primera probadida de raleigh, explotese todos los dias, no espere a que llegue el día siguiente viva como si nunca hubiera vivido, descubra todo lo que pueda y sobre todo... REPARTA TETICA jajajajaja ... un besote y un abrazoteeeee .

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  8. saludos para mi hermano gustavo del equipo alpha4 lo quiero montones y espero verlo pronto.

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