For the second year in a row, members of Hamilton College's rowing teams are providing daily updates from the teams' spring trip. Fletcher Sherrod '18 provides the fourth edition of this year's blog.

We got an earlier than usual start Monday, leaving the hotel at 3 p.m. after lunch rather than the usual 4.  After listening to our coaches run over the afternoon’s agenda before getting on the water, it became clear that wind would pose a challenge on the lake.

It was choppy on the water and the wind made it difficult to steady our boats and maintain a straight course. We rowed from the entrance of the lagoon to the start of the 2k course, expending much more energy than we should have. During some of the warm-up exercises, the wind was so strong that we stayed in the same place despite rowing.

The wind settled down shortly after, and we rowed three strong 2ks, ending practice tired and ready for dinner. Getting back to the hotel 45 minutes before dinner, a few of us tossed a Frisbee around in the parking lot to kill some time and distract us from our rumbling stomachs.

Dinner was filling, and we left full and ready for a light day Wednesday with only one practice at 8 a.m. and the rest of the day free.

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