Friday, 17 April 2009

The End!

That's all, folks.

The Raleigh Borneo expedition 09B is now officially over! At the time of writing, all the participants are either on the plane on the way home, or have been released into the big wide world (well, Kota Kinabalu backpacker hostels) to continue their travels in South East Asia and beyond.

We've had a brilliant couple of days here to round off the expedition, with plenty of sunshine and a packed schedule. The official Closing Ceremony, hosted by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Sabah, took place on Wednesday evening.

Last night was the participants' party, which was held a couple of hours along the coast at a longhouse right on the beautiful white sand beach. The sun shone, we had an awesome barbecue, DJ Gerard rocked the place, and a great time was had by all. The stunning sunset was a fitting end to what's been a really successful expedition.

We wish all the participants the very best in whatever they move on to next (we miss them already!),and huge thanks go to the entire volunteer staff team, who have got a couple more days' work to do before they can chill out on the beach for a very well deserved rest!