Crewing

Cornell Crew
Cornell Crew

It was a late October afternoon when I arrived in Ithaca, New York.  Having driven from Detroit, across Canada, and down the full length (40 miles) of Lake Cayuga, I was only thinking about finding the hotel.  But the sight of colorful shells gliding up and down the lake got my full attention

When I made the hotel reservations, I was thinking about the beautiful gorges and waterfalls in the area.  I didn’t realize Cornell University was in Ithaca.  Yes, Cornell, the ivy league school, where crewing (Midwesterners call it rowing) is more popular than football.  Cornell’s iconic steeple is on top of the hill in the background.

I don’t know much about the sport, but it was a gorgeous day and the light was perfect for this postcard shot.  Man, those boats, er excuse me, shells are fast!

Thought for the Day:  Eight hearts must beat as one in an eight oared shell or you don’t have a crew!   George Pocock

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