Sunday, 3 June 2012

Keeping fit


My preferred way of keeping fit is nothing more demanding than a good walk as often as possible.  Others choose different sports and at weekends you can usually see a few rowers practising on the River Aire through Hirst Woods.  Bradford Amateur Rowing Club has its clubhouse further along by the weir so on this stretch of the river you can observe everything, from very experienced crews to complete novices.  I've quite often witnessed a dramatic capsize, though thankfully they seem to surface again quite quickly!  I am frequently amused listening to the coxes shouting at their crews.  This one saw me with my camera and shouted: 'You're on camera - look amazing!'  I hope you agree they do look amazing. LOL!

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  1. I love the cox's response!

    Rowing always looks such hard work. I'd rather go down in a kayak (but preferably without the capsizing!)

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  2. This is beautiful just what I need to lift my spirits on this wet and miserable Sunday morning
    : )

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  3. You find some beautiful places to keep fit.

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  4. Good for the body...and the soul.

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  5. A storybook scene! So peaceful and relaxing. Looks like a great walk.

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  6. I'm a rowing fan and am pleased that Sarah has put her name down to join the squad next term at school. I find it quite amazing that your photographed structures (such as yesterday's) were being built just as our country was being discovered. I'm sure your walks would be no chore with such beautiful scenery to enjoy.

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  7. The framing of this quiet scene is wonderful... love the rowers!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  8. This is a pretty scene. It looks like a pretty narrow river for rowers to use.

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  9. I love the quote. I also love the idea of rowing, but would have trouble moving swiftly in a direction that's not visible to me.

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    1. Yes, you've got to trust your cox! Another good exercise, for the mind as well as the body.

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  10. They do look amazing Jenny as does this idyllic scene, but I'm with you, a walk alongside the river would suit me just fine!

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