The rest of the Rowbust crew got up as usual, had breakfast and then cleaned out our rooms to start the departure process. Because we had such a large group, the Canberra Hostel allowed us to keep one of our rooms to store our luggage in until our bus came to pick us up at 3:15 pm for our trip to the airport. That was so nice of them!
But first......one last practice at the practice site! One last 6.4 km walk to and from the practice site, one last time lifting the boats in and out of the water and one last "goodbye" to our Canberra home! Everyone had been so kind to us and willing to help us out with anything that we needed.
You made our "home away from home" a really great experience and a great team bonding experience.
We cannot say thank you enough to Allangh and Treena for making sure that we were well taken care of during our time in Canberra......we truly appreciate it! But what we truly appreciated was that you took our Coaches (Cheryl and Sarah) away from us so the "kids" could have some "fun"!!!!
I'm not sure how the suitcases had more stuff in them and were harder to pack........but they were! Our bus came to pick us up at the hostel and take us to the Canberra Airport to fly to Adelaide.......ahead of time and away we went!
After some waiting time in the Canberra Airport, we were heading to Adelaide to meet up with Bekka, Newton and our husbands and supporters!!
We arrived in Adelaide ahead of time, our bus was ahead of schedule and Leigh was there to meet us and take us back to our next home for the week.
We loved the Canberra Youth Hostel for the week that we were there and we loved the team bonding time ........BUT........our Apartments in Adelaide........oh man......did we really LOVE them!! No bunk beds, No sharing 8 to a room, No using a key card to get into the bathroom and share with others, No sharing the kitchen.......not that we didn't love that part too......but we were SO ready to have a nice quiet place to stay!!! Thank you Leigh for finding such a great place for us!
A quick bite to eat, catch up with everyone and then off to bed to get to our early morning practice!
The next morning, the bus arrived at the Apartment to take us to the practice site and in the boats that we will be racing in.
Our practice went well and it was great to have Bekka and Newton in the boat with the team. We practiced many starts, a 500 m race and a 200 m race and just got used to being on that water in that boat.
The team looks and feels great and WE ARE READY for anything that we need to do!
Once back from the practice, we had the rest of the day to get situated and find some food for our race days.
One practice left before the racing starts........and we can hardly wait!!
Post Submitted by: Linda, Crew Captain