Sunday, August 25, 2013

August 25th, 2013- Danielle Burns

After finishing the competitive part of their foreign tour with a 3-1 record, the Rams have two days to enjoy the tropical paradise of Fiji before heading home.  Freshman Danielle Burns recaps Sunday, when the Rams sailed to Beachcomber Island for a day of fun in the sun.

                                                  The view from the shores of Beachcomber Island

Hello! Today was another unforgettable day here in Fiji. 

It started with an early wake up call to make sure no missed the 9 am boat to the island resort. The boat ride was about thirty minutes long and filled with breathtaking views of the smaller island. Looking out in the water was unreal, I have never seen water that blue before. 

Once we finally reached the island we were greeted by smiling faces and a welcoming song. Our host then seated us to inform us of all the fun activities we could do. There were so many things to chose from. 

A big group of people went snorkeling off the side of the island and saw blue star fish.  The guide said there was an octopus too but sadly no one found it. 

A lot of the girls attempted to hold on for dear life as they rode the banana boat, and even though they were tossed into the ocean numerous times, they really enjoyed the experience.  

Jet skiing, kayaking, and parasailing were other things to do. 

Some opted out of activities and instead take full advantage of their day off by soaking up some sun. 

Everyone enjoyed a delicious barbecue lunch served by the staff. Once everyone was fed, the beach quickly filled up with bodies laying down trying to catch a quick nap. It was only a few hours later when we had to pick up our stuff to head back on the boat. 

The ride back was definitely a rocky one. All the waves were tossing us everywhere making the ride back seem longer than before. But we made it back safe and sound. After washing all the seaweed, salt water, and sand off our bodies, we dressed up for a team dinner to celebrate Taryn's birthday. 

Today was phenomenal and I can't wait to see what tomorrow will bring.

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