Ocean Trip Research Paper

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Well, I am back from Sydney, but I am still suffering consequences from the trip. There were 60 of us that were somehow tied to the study abroad program that left on a charter bus at 6:45 am on Saturday morning headed to probably the most well-known city in Australia, Sydney. Sydney is about 3 hours and 179 miles or 288 kilometers away from Canberra. I left my apartment in such a hurry that I forgot my phone but remembered my camera, but turns out I also forgot to pop a memory card in my camera so it was worthless. I really tried to find a memory card during the trip but we were always in such a rush that I didn't have time to go in anywhere to look, and when I did have some time, they don't have walmarts here so you have to find a speciality…show more content…
The best way to describe this aquarium is the aquarium tunnel at the Henry Doorly Zoo where you walk through it and all of the aquatic animals swim over you. Except this place had 4 or 5 of theses tunnels along with many other exhibits. My favorite part was the two manatees. One was in a really playful mood. We were also there a feeding time, so that was really neat. There were also 5 pretty good sized nurse sharks and a few huge sting rays. It was amazing to be up and close with everything. There was a small display of penguins and other of jellyfish. Penguins are one of my favourite animals. After the aquarium, we ate on at a bar on the harbor at a place called The Pontoon Bar. I had a hamburger, and I must say it wasn't anything compared to the burgers I am used to. While we were there, there was also rowing races going on and farther down the harbor from the Pontoon, were “Romance Boats”. They were just tiny little row boats just big enough for…show more content…
It was still overcast and drizzling outside. We still headed for Manly Beach. It was agreed upon that if after we had our lunch, it was still nasty out, we would pack up and head home. I figured this was just the bad luck I bring. I swear overtime I ever try going to the lake, river, or anything that has to do with water, it is always crappy weather. Like when I went to Galveston last year on spring break, it was crappy weather the whole time we were there which made it too cold to get in the water. BUT it started to clear off right as we got there and eventually the sun came out and it was a glorious day. I finally got to swim in the ocean!! I have been to the ocean twice before, once to Florida and then to Galveston, but I have never been fully in the water. Being at Manly was by far my favourite part. We hung out in the waves. I’m pretty sure I fulfilled my sodium requirement with all the salt water I ended up swallowing. The water was so clear that you could see the bottom, but you couldn't actually touch out as far as we were. I promise that I initially applied sunscreen, and even reapplied it, but by the looks of me today you would never be able to tell, except the streaks here and there where the sunscreen actually hit. I am so sunburnt that my skin screams skin cancer. Aloe lotion has been my good friend
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