Saturday, 1 December 2007

Rowing contraption

Back when I was rowing, which was a few years after the end of the last ice age, we didn't have infernal contraptions like this to help us get the boats out of the water. We simply pulled up in about a foot of water, hopped out, lifted it up, flipped it over and then marched it inside carrying it at shoulder height.

And that was back when the boats and innards were made out of wood, not the magic kind of lightweight stuff that they use these days.


And blow me down if I didn't see some rowers wearing gloves recently. When I was a rower, gloves were for girls, and even then most of them rowed bare handed. Real men put up with blisters.

This generation - soft as blanc-mange.

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