Saturday, August 28, 2010

Messing About In Boats

There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. - Kenneth Grahame
Past, present and future members of KS&C appeared at the dock this morning for a Learn To Row day.  Kirsten and I had a great time getting people into boats and on the water for some real rowing.  Everyone already knew how to row on an erg, so it was just a matter of handling the oars and getting used to the feel of the boat.  After some dock drills with just the oars, we took two people at a time; one in the double with Kirsten while I coached one in the 'Fischer-Price Boat.'

Everybody did great!  What fun, let's do it again!




  1. Hey everyone,
    I was pleasantly surprised at how well all of you did, "right off the dock"!! We have done these "learn to row" days before, and not everyone catches on as quickly. Superb!

  2. Thanks again for taking us out on Saturday! I got to try both the single and double, which was great. Really different than the ergs. Maybe we can get Pasi out next time. Sorry to miss breakfast on Sunday, my phone was in hiding!

  3. Way to go, everyone! I got all warm and squishy thinking about it. Everybody showed up. Everybody tried. Everyone did well. How cool is that? At the end of coach Glassman's "Fitness in 100 words" he says, "Learn and play new sports." Well, there you go!


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