We are having a great time in Sydney! Yesterday we went to Manly Beach and split into our On Assignment teams.  The photography group took pictures on the beach while the wildlife group did some snorkeling.

Sarah B., Kate P., and Annie S. diving down at Shelly Beach in Manly. | Photo by trip leader Brett Monroe Garner

Sarah B., Kate P., and Annie S. diving down at Shelly Beach in Manly. | Photo by trip leader Brett Monroe Garner

Later in the afternoon the group reunited for a surfing lesson. After practicing some of us were even able to stand up!

Surf Rats! | Photo by trip leader Brett Monroe Garner

Surf Rats! | Photo by trip leader Brett Monroe Garner

The ferry ride back to our hotel came with a beautiful view of the Harbor Bridge and Opera House. In the evening we attended a rugby game. While most of us had no knowledge of the rules, we all enjoyed experiencing the atmosphere!

Photo by trip leaders Brett Monroe Garner and Valerie Sauers.

Photo by trip leaders Brett Monroe Garner and Valerie Sauers.