September 21, 2019

Head over to our PHOTOS page to see the new album uploaded from this AMAZING adventure!  It was such a week of friendship, amazing scenery, delicious seafood and rowing on the Med, with all its "sfumature" of turquoise and blue. Too much to sum up in one blog post, so...

March 4, 2019

One of the best things about being a rower is having friends in gorgeous places. Think about it...we're always near water..one of Nature's most photogenic elements. We are ON that water, often at the most gorgeous moments of the day...sunset or sunrise. We are all gorg...

January 28, 2019

We've been working hard on a Cinque Terre for some time now...it has to be absolutely awesome but also be flexible regarding the weather because, well...it is THE SEA and not our rowing basin. It has to have plenty of travel experiences, taste experiences, sights to se...

December 27, 2018

Well, 2018 was a blast! China with our whole youth team and some awesome masters, Venice with a crowd of bubbly Australians and two honorary Aussies, Tuscany back-to-back indulging in high truffle and wine and olive oil season. Add in summertime youth rowing camps and...

July 14, 2018

Easter Week 2019: save that date! This is a new trip for us and we can't wait to explore Cantabria with you! Mountains, beaches, calms bays, open water, food, wine, paella...it's all in this gorgeous spot on the Northern Coast of Spain. We've partnered with several loc...

April 19, 2018

Didn't start from the beginning? Go back here to Part One.

We all slept well that night, and the next day, while still filled with memories and places and beautiful sights, was calmer: it felt like stolen time, to be sipped and appreciated. We had managed to skip going...

April 18, 2018

Didn't start from the beginning? Go back here to Part One.

When we woke up, a shift in the rotation of the Earth was suddenly apparent. Messages on WeChat* must have been flying all night long between the officials expecting us at the Sports College, Elaine, the group o...

April 16, 2018

Didn't start from the beginning? Go back here to Part One.

When we woke up it was Departure Time from our lovely mountain retreat. A last round of espresso was made with both Bialetti pots working overtime. A half hour was found for group photos with a head honcho who m...

April 13, 2018

Did you read Part 2?

In the morning we were greeted by the usual Chinese breakfast... indistinguishable from dinner. But, lo and behold! An effort had been made to calm the morning tummies of the guests and so brioches, bread and even peanut butter had been set out for...

April 12, 2018

Didn't see the previous post? Back to Day 1

Writing now, on April 6th, I can still feel the daily upheavals and surprises of that prequel:  the planning, the itineraries proposed and ignored, the paperwork completed, the trips to embassies and prefectures completed. The...

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