Sunday, 17 June 2012

It's PPV time!

The PM’s have left Fieldbase and are off on their Project Planning Visits(PPVs).

After a pretty manic day of organising their transport and meetings for the next three days they then had to pack their kits, making sure that they had enough food and equipment to last them the duration of their stay.

There was a lot of consideration had by each group about what they needed to bring, thinking about the weight they would have to carry in their rucksacks. The best questions asked were the following: 

·          “Do we really need a trangia? Can’t we just eat crackers for 3 days?”

·         “What do we need a shovel for?”

-“To dig the short drop”

-“Maybe we could just hold it in for a few days?”

·         “There are creatures in the rice-should we still pack it and just boil them?”

After much consideration on what to pack, everyone managed to leave before 9am on Saturday morning, some with an 8 hour coach journey ahead of them.

We managed to get a few photos of everyone leaving but unfortunately we didn’t manage to get any of Alpha 3 or 4 as they left just after 6am at which point the rest of the Field Base team weren’t quite awake enough to remember to take any pictures!

Philli and Simon doing a vehicle check
Simon and Philly packing the car

Ian, Sheila and Simon waving people off

Emma Ashby has also sent a message from her PPV site:
Happy Father's Day to Derek Ashby!


clarke joel aitken dodd said...

This message is for Clarke Joel Aitken Dodd in 12D in Borneo:
Son, you got your well deserved 1st in your Degree.
John and I are so thrilled for you.
Well done my son.
Have a great time.All our love as always.Mom and John.Xxxxxx

Celia Dodd and John Cox said...

LOL.So excited,I posted your name as commented but its your mom Clarke.Hope it gives you a laugh.lots of "yesssss,get in there Clarke" shouted in house right now:-)x