Barca Day 9
Monday saw the entire U10 expedition depart in the early hours of the morning to return home. Danny and I had a free day to relax and recharge our batteries before meeting the U11 group that was arriving at 7:15 pm. A labor strike in France delayed them for over an hour but the boys were on the team bus at 9:00pm, ready to embark on our MIC Cup mission. To minimize the effects of jet lag and fatigue, we kept the boys awake for the entirety of the 2 hour bus ride from Barcelona to L’estartit so they could eat and go to bed about midnight.
Side-note. MIC Cup organization is very professional. It feels like a mini-world cup as the teams arrive and get transported in their own team bus from venue to venue. Nothing like it in the States … Surf Cup and Dallas Cup are great, but nothing like this.