Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hawk Nation,

We had a day off from competition today, but not a day off of activities. We gathered in the lobby at 10:30 a.m. to lay out the plan for the day. We reconvened at 11:30 a.m. for our departure on the bus to the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, which is a prestigious Yacht Club. There, we boarded two yachts and sailed the Sydney Harbor. The scenes we took in and the pictures we took were amazing.  Since it is winter here, it was a bit breezy and chilly on the water, but the experience was priceless. We were then able to go inside the Yacht Club to warm up and take in the harbor views.

 We left the Club and headed back to the hotel to make a quick change of clothes. We then went to dinner at one of our Australian student-athlete’s house, Dougal Weir. His parents set up the entire day at the Yacht Club and then had us over for a fabulous dinner. The entire group was very appreciative towards them for making this entire day special and memorable for all of us.

 After dinner, we headed back to the hotel and discussed that we would be departing at 4:15am to get to the Sydney Airport for our flight to Melbourne, which is the next stop on our Australia Tour. With such an early departure, we all decided we needed to pack and get to bed as soon as possible. So, on that note, I am off to do the same. Good night Hawk Nation and we will catch up with you all in Melbourne.


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