The Blockade Boys relaxing and organizing as they continue their wait at the mine.

Hello there friends family and loved ones, this is the Blockade Boys, still at camp on the edge of the mine. We have spent the day just kind of relaxing, taking care of little items, going through the medical kit, organizing stuff. We are still waiting for permission to cross the mine, and we are looking hopeful that it will be tomorrow, so everybody is in good spirits and recuperating from our climb. It has been a very interesting ordeal and now we are ready to tie a bow in this thing so please stay tuned and see what happens tomorrow. Blockade Boys saying thanks for paying attention and following us closely we appreciate that. We’re thinking of you and looking forward to seeing you soon, ta ta for now.

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