From Sam Flint – Today we were up bright and early for our 5 hour hike up and down the volcano. The water committee here wanted to show us their water supply and the current system they have. The hike was the most strenuous activity I have ever done.
It’s was pretty much 5 hours of crazy cardio up and down rock cliffs.
The water is carried down the mountain with simple 2 or 4 inch piping. Because of the extreme heat the pipes have to be replaced every 15 years.
The above repair job is leaking water and has been for sometime. The village relies on this water successfully traveling down the mountain. The work we are doing this week will supply an additional 50 families with water.
We finished our hike around noon and headed for lunch at village festival. The place was packed full of locals eating, drinking and watching bull fights. Some may not agree with it, but it’s part of their culture and an honored tradition.
We made the decision today to begin our work days at 6:30am and work until 11, break until 1 and then work until 5pm. This allows us to avoid the hottest part of the day.