However, amidst all the studying, I have had the opportunity to get out a few times. Recently, some friends and I went to Royal Randwick to see the Sunday horse races. The facilities looked exactly like something out of a movie; there were even people wearing huge decorative hats! I did not know anything about horse racing, but it was definitely fun to watch those who did.
I am taking a class on Aboriginal Sydney. Last week, I had to write a report on Aboriginal engraving in the Sydney area. The site my group chose was near Bondi, which is where the show Bondi Rescue is filmed. It was a little hard to get to our site, since it was located in the middle of a golf course. Eventually we found the engravings. They were huge figures of animals and people grooved into an exposed rock overlooking the ocean. I had no idea they were so large! A few were several feet long. Many of the engravings were overlapped.
Last weekend, I heard about a social sailing event hosted by a few UNSW sailors. I went out to sail with them on the harbor and had a great time. Toward the end of the day, the wind really started to pick up, which made for some great sailing. I have been a sailor all my life, so the chance to sail in Sydney was very special. Afterward, I went to an Aussie style barbeque with the people I had been sailing with. They invited me to attend a race practice next weekend … I can’t wait!