Day 7 - Victoria, Canada

The Lady Raiders enjoyed  a morning of whale watching off the coast of Victoria.

The Lady Raiders enjoyed a morning of whale watching off the coast of Victoria.
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Aug. 14, 2010

Hello again Lady Raider fans!

Another day has passed in Canada and we are closing in on the end of our trip. We couldn't be thinking about that today, though, because of our exciting plans and another game to be played. Our activity for today was whale watching. It was quite the experience! Some of our fans with us said they had gone before, but I personally had never been. We were on a fairly big boat that would hold about 70 people. We drove out from the harbor and out to sea. After about 45 minutes, we noticed some spurts of water coming up from the water in the distance. Sure enough, orca (also known as killer) whales!

We were able to get closer to them, but had to stay at least 100 meters away due to laws. The one pod (group) of whales we saw had about six in it. It was fascinating to watch them synchronize their breathing so they all came to the surface at the same time. We also followed a more playful pod. A few of them breached, which means to come up out of the water. It was such a beautiful thing to watch them in their natural habitat.

After whale watching, we all found lunch in different places in downtown Victoria. We didn't have much time to do anything else because we had to leave early for our game, since it was about a two-hour drive. We eventually arrived to the Vancouver Island University campus. It was another well-played game, where we set the tempo from the start. Everyone played and rotated in quite often, keeping us fresh and able to play hard defensively. It was a total team effort and everyone played well! We won 100-34.

Tomorrow we will be traveling back to the USA on a clipper to Seattle. We will spend the rest of the day there until we fly home early the next day. It has been a fun trip and we are extremely blessed and grateful to have experienced the beauty of western Canada. As always, thank you for your support and thoughts!

Go Tech!



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