I'd been in Denmark for a very brief time, met an internet-based friend for the first time, and after a short but beautiful drive through the Copenhagen area, I found myself on board Simon Bognolo's gondola - rowing in tandem on a Danish lake.
His boat was beautiful, and so well taken care of, but one of the things I remember most was the smile on Simon's face as we rowed out on his gondola.
I turned and snapped a photo with my camera (while still rowing), and while the lighting wasn't the best, a closer inspection will reveal...that Simon was indeed rowing and smiling.
He'd spent a long time prepping the boat for launch, and by the time we hit the water, that gondola hadn't been afloat very long.
We all get that smile after a launch.
I was just happy to be there and see it on my friend's face.