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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

I FINALLY got back on the water today! I got up early, drove down to the boathouse, and grabbed the Level 2 single that fits me and got out there and rowed! I took hubs' GoPro, which I've never used before, and tried to get some pics. Most of them were terrible, but these are the best. I need to learn how to use that toy a little better.

Interior of part of the boathouse:

This is my boat as I get ready to carry it down to the water:

It was pitch black when I left, so I tried to get a pic of the city scape (the boathouse is in the heart of downtown, which is awesome), but it was a little bit of a mess:

After I got half way through the row, the sun started to come up. This is the view over my oar...

I got a super-fuzzy shot of the island that is the turn around point:

I crossed under the I-35 bridge on the way back and got a shot of my holding both oars with one hand:

This is my view headed back to the dock:

Some nautical type words for ya:

Here's the boat, from the dock-level view. In the background you can see the pretty bridges in the direction I did NOT go this time:

And this is the view from the dock as I was getting ready to come in and wash the boat:

This is the boat I took, out in slings. It's upside-down because this is the end of the row and I was washing the hull.

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EVEMG12 12/6/2012 4:45PM

    I love it, made me really miss rowing, although I don't miss waking up at 4am for practice and then second session in the afternoons! The local rowing club near my boyfriend's summer home has adaptive rowing, so I'm hoping to volunteer with them when they start up in the spring!

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DESERTJULZ 12/6/2012 1:13PM

    How wonderful to get rowing cardio!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 12/5/2012 11:44PM

    That's cool! Sounds like alot of fun!

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JUMPINJULIE 12/5/2012 10:53PM

    Awesome sounds like fun. emoticon

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HAPPYDEM 12/5/2012 6:37PM

    Very cool! I've never rowed before.. well, I tried to row a kayak once with my dad when I was like 17, and it almost killed me. lol

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