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…And they’re off!!!

We arrived at West Wellow for 7:00pm for our leaving presentation. The final kit weigh in meant everyone was under the required 15kg…just! After a little bit of mingling, the excitement started to build, with our parents seated in time for an impromptu presentation. Explaining to them what we’ve been up to for the last 18 months, sharing the stories and comic snippets. Chris then gave us the final itinerary for the weeks ahead. The weather holds for a final group photo outside; a last time our parents get to see us clean and tidy before six weeks without showering and coming back smelling! There are lots of hugs and kisses as we say an emotional goodbye to our parents and loved ones.

‘So excited to be finally leaving’ Josh 15, Romsey Explorer

’18 months prep for this moment, can’t wait!’ Steve. 17.5 also, Romsey Explorer

‘Looking forward to the next 6 weeks with an awesome team’ Sam. 18, TNT Network

‘Still can’t believe I’ve actually got this far! Nepal here we come!’ Rosemary. 20, 3rd Hayling.

Parents are gone, the halls all packed away. Time for CHOCOLATE!!!!!!

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7 Responses to "…And they’re off!!!"

  • Ian
    August 31, 2013 - 09:11

    Good luck all, look forward to following you adventures on here.

  • Jan Humphreys
    August 31, 2013 - 10:22

    Been following your flights on Flight Tracker – great to see you are nearly at your destination. Wishing you all a great adventure and looking forward to hearing all about it. Take care. Jan

  • Hazel Carter-Morgan
    August 31, 2013 - 10:37

    Great to see you all together on Thurs night. Cant wait for the the first photos etc. Be kind to each other after your long journey.

  • Lesley Howe
    August 31, 2013 - 13:45

    Hope all is well and that you have a wonderful time!

  • Mary Ellis
    September 1, 2013 - 09:25

    Yes looking forward to your first news and pictures abroad. Happy adventuring!

  • Julie burton
    September 2, 2013 - 21:32

    Hi stu & the rest of the gang. Hope you all managed to get some quality sleep after your long journey. It was good to follow you on flight track. Looking forward to hearing how your adventure is going. Enjoy keep safe and have a fabulous adventure xx

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