Practice was a series of starts and races, tweaking technique and moving people around to get the optimum performance from everyone.
One hour was all that we were allotted for practice today. During that time we did see a couple of other BCS crews on the water. As we always do we smiled and were the polite Canadian BCS team...inside we were secretly keeping our eye on them, what their stroke looked like, were they in sync, how did they look? We are supposed to keep our "mind in boat" (MIB) but sometimes there's just no stopping us from taking a peak.
Many other Canadian teams were on site the same time as us, many paddlers we've seen at home at Nationals, in Italy at the last CCWC and at any number of other festivals. We are the farthest we've ever been from Canada but to see so many other Canadians here we feel right at home!
The remainder of our day will be spent touring around Adelaide, hitting up the local grocery store and just taking it all in. We are here, living in the moment, enjoying the experience together. We are one, we are ROWBUST!