Things will be a bit quiet on the blog for the next few days, while we get stuck into the Adventure Challenge but I'll try to update you all as soon as possible with news and pictures from all the groups. See you soon!
Alpha 2 Project Managers gave us a tour of the 25 rain water harvesting units in the village and we got to meet the different teams working with the families and locals. At lunch time the group descended on the community centre where a delicious curry lunch is provided local cooks. Just as we were about to depart again for an afternoon of hard work the monsoon rains kicked in.
Some local village members and masons took this opportunity to entertain us with singing, dancing and wheel barrow racing! Eventually the rain stopped so the fun was postponed and it was back to work. I also visited the school which was definitely an experience like no other – we sang songs with the children and 2 venturers were there to do English lessons with them.
Once the camera appeared I was completely mobbed but loved it just as much as all the kids. That evening we joined a cricket match with the community and later we all sat around a campfire where the group presented us with a cake to welcome us to their new home in Hediyala.
Well done Alpha Four!
Hi my lovely families and Raleigh friends in Hong Kong. I’m now building up an anti poaching camp in an Indian National Reserve. No phone or internet but having fun. Smiles & lots of time for thinking. I’m ok and no worry. Take care! Ice Tang – Hong Kong (India)
Hi Folks, Hope everything is going good back home. Bet it’s pouring down! Having an ace time, too much to tell you – haha. Got a few postcards coming. Grew myself a moustache! Well Good! Missing everyone, missing Iron Bru and gasping for a pint. Tell Sandie I love her and I’m missing her loads! Mark Pryde xx
Hello everyone, Having a great time. Pleased I passed my exams so hopefully see you after the 10 weeks. I’ll speak to you when Raleigh finishes. Lots of Love, Bill. PS Hope Jamie hd a good birthday. x
Hello, managing to survive without my GHD’s! Having a great time. Loving India! Hope you’re all well, love Mhari.
Having a great time. Working and sweating lots! Embracing the dirt!!! Amelia