The New Year
"Happy New Year from a very hot and sunny Thailand."
"The temperature out here is very hot. We recorded 40°C in the shade on our site yesterday (31 December) with one of the tents being 55°C inside at 1:30pm. At midnight we welcomed in the Thai New Year with a temperature of 29°C."
"Today we awoke at ten to seven to celebrate your New Year. By then it was too hot to sleep in the tents."
"We saw the REAL new year in at 7:00am, when we DID sing Auld Lang Syne."
"A little tired we ate breakfast before the majority went back to sleep, whether it be on the beach or in our tents. Only slightly later at 9:30am many of us realised that sleeping in the rising heat was going to be near impossible, so we were nearly all got up."
"The day was spent doing more activities on Sub camps, but with a lot of free time the beach proved very popular. The hats and sun cream seem to be proving very popular with everyone and it is now difficult to tell nationalities apart – as so many people have swapped various bits of uniform as well as badges!"
"The sea is so warm that you don't notice you have got into the water! Hope you're all jealous with your 6°C and rain back home!!"
"I spent the morning washing my clothes (yes I washed my clothes), tidying the tent (yes I tidied the tent) and relaxing as it was our day off."
"Amazingly we are all sleeping and everyone is being careful not to burn in the sun."
"Phoned at midnight last night but realised you were all down at the HQ having fun!"
"We are roasting away in the sun here and coated in dust! Feeling pretty tired now but having a fantastic time. Sorry about the
weather (in the UK), I guess you don't want to hear about the odd shower we've had between the sunshine!"