Last Day in Sydney
Trip Start Mar 27, 2006
22Trip End May 02, 2006
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Erik, Jim, and Angela woke up early to return the rental car and then got picked up in the city to learn how to surf. There were 20 people and two instructors. The instructors were very goofy, arrived late due to bus problems and opened up with rather inappropriate stories and colorful language. We knew then that this was going to be an interesting day. The morning was very cool and slightly windy. We stopped at market to get lunch, "have a flush" and do "paperwork" before going out to the beach. The "paperwork" consisted of handing over A$79 (the money is paper after all). By the time we got to the beach the wind had really picked up. The sand was blowing everywhere and the temperature wasn't rising. We put on some wetsuits, learned the basics of surfing on the beach, and then started for the ocean. The waves were strong and crashing hard
Tommy went to the Telstra Stadium and took a tour. It's where the Olympics took place in Sydney. He met us some other folks from England and really enjoyed himself. He came back to the hotel early because it was so windy and he hadn't dressed for the cool weather.
Eugenia went to an Internet Café and tried to work on her laptop. She has had trouble getting a strong enough connection in the hotel room (we have been borrowing someone's bandwidth). She then went to a local church called Hillsong.
We head out tomorrow for Perth to begin our Rotary adventure. We're not sure what kind of Internet connection we will have and probably won't be able to post as often. We will try to keep in touch as much as possible.