SPOONS AND SPANNERS – MIXED CORE 2016
By Amundsen Tent: Alistair White, David Brown, Lucas Torricella, Casey Hagen
This week started off with a bang and with one too many sore heads following a rambunctious weekend with the Men’s Core boys!
We were split into two groups for the week, spending half the week cooking with Carmen and the other learning about mechanics with Buzz Davies.
During the week and under the ever watchful eyes of Carmen, our meals improved fantastically as did our dishwashing skills. We continued to build muscle where the fat melted thanks to our hardcore torture sessions with the relentless Mrs. Fleming. Anyway the meals from this week were remarkably better thanks to Carmen who we must say is an incredible woman!
Mechanics with Mr Davies was great. Both groups had to strip down old ‘Betsy’ the engine and reassemble her, with Mr Davies explaining how it all functioned as we went along. One lucky team got to do it twice, as there were a few suspicious rattling noises after the first attempt.
Saturday we all got some relaxation time and headed into Bulawayo to get our ‘Zim’ sim cards, and stock up on some ‘essential unnecessarys’.
All in all it’s been quite a swell week at base camp. We have no clue what’s around the corner for next week… but.. here we go…yay???