Jun 3, 2011
Racing and sight seeing in Sydney!
This month started off with celebrating my 24th birthday which was on the 1st. I got a new bike from my boyfriend which is awesome, I am now able to bike all over Melbourne! I also got treated to a lovely birthday lunch with friends.
I travelled to Sydney on the April 6th compete at the Australian world trials. The trials were held at the 2000 Olympic games pool. I just went to race the 50m BR as I wasn’t allowed to swim the 100m. As I am English I am not allowed to swim the events that they select for worlds. Unfortunately I wasn’t very well again with a cold and wasn’t feeling the best. I still raced and swam ok. I came 5th overall and was .6 of a second off my personal best time.
My boyfriend joined me in Sydney after the racing had finished and we went sight seeing. I have only ever been to Sydney to race so it was awesome to go and see the sights. Sydney’s harbour with the bridge and the opera house is stunning!
We went to visit two beautiful beaches, Bondi beach and Manly beach. Bondi beach is famous for its surfing. Unfortunately we didn’t have enough time to try out some surfing!
We went to the botanical gardens which are in the centre of Sydney. We saw lots of really scary looking spiders which I didn’t like! We also saw the fruit bats! I think I have mentioned this in my blog before about the bats. They fly over at dusk everyday here in Melbourne. We were able to see the bats up close. I can see why they are called the flying foxes as their heads are brown and fury just like a fox!
On the Sunday afternoon we watched a Triathlon which was down at the opera house and in the city. Some of Team GB’s best Triathletes were racing so we supported them. They all did really well! Triathlon looks so hard, Swim, bike then run! Think I’ll stick to just the swim!
Happy Easter to you all! Hope you all have a great one and the Easter bunny brings you lots of chocolate Easter eggs! I will be missing the English chocolate this Easter!Kate