Rowing 16-11-2013 - First time in 2x-
Christmas card group shot of my junior rowing team. We spent the rest of the day rowing in those silly x-mas hats :)
Beautiful fall colors to row in today. It’s their first time out in a double scull.
I love this!
(Source: , via a-shot-at-a-silver-lining)
Rowers should be able to spot what I ‘forgot’ :-) Can you find it?
In answer to Colinfld:
It´s a local model from here in the Netherlands. It´s a wide open boat for two rowers and a coxswain. Used for touring and open water.
Rowers Flame Artwork
Rowing seen from above
25-08-2012 - Rowing
25-08-2012 - Setting up the boat right
25-08-2012 - On the ergs in black and white
11-08-2012 Onésimus in my Cronos
Onésimus took my old wooden skiff out for a bit of rowing today. It needs to get wet every now and then to keep it watertight. Else the wood dries and shrinks a little creating gaps. Excellent opportunity for a photo.
I restored the Cronos a few years ago as a learning project for wood repairs. It was not much more than a wreck, many broken parts, woodrot, holes. It was about to be dumped. I spent three years rebuilding all the insides, there’s an intricate wooden skeleton inside giving the boat strength. Replacing boards that were rotted, rebuilding broken and missing parts from scratch (nearly lost a finger finding out about belt sanders and safety). I’m really proud of it.
Fun fact: Onésimus, sitting in it in the photo, came up with the new name ‘Cronos’ for this boat. All boats on our rowing club are named after Greek mythological figures, and he thought the god of time was appropriate for the oldest boat in the fleet. From research that I did, this boat was built around 1940-1950, so it is quite old for a wooden skiff.
Lorenzo in the skiff