Recreational rowing in the Veneto is alive and well.
Rowing clubs are a great way to get out, make friends, enjoy some exercise together, and forget about life's troubles.
Some people like to row together, others like to race.
These are some shots Chris snapped along the Brenta river of what he calls an "informal race".
different directions, different modes of propulsion.
Spectators watch from the shore.
Another pair make their way down the river.
I have no idea if these guys won anything, but they felt the urge to celebrate, and who am I to argue.