Tuesday, September 4, 2012

On a Mission

photo by Tamás Fehér

On the morning of the 2012 Vogalonga, Tamás caught two shots of this guy, rowing solo, and in a hurry.
 
On any other day we could speculate at length about where this guy might be rowing, but seeing as it was taken just a few minutes before the starting cannon was set to fire, I think it's a fair guess that he was on his way to take part in the Vogalonga.  He was probably on a mission to get there on time.

He's rowing a great little boat, but some questions linger.
We can see an extra remo and forcole on the floor of the boat.
1. Is he in a hurry because there's a forward rower waiting for him somewhere?
2. Was there supposed to be a forward rower, and now he's late because they never showed up?
3. is he planning on rowing in the crossed-oar "valesana" style -
waiting to set up the second forcola once he's out of the city?


Whether he was rowing solo (single or double oar),
or going with a partner, he chose a great boat for the adventure.
And I hope he had an enjoyable Vogalonga.

3 comments:

René Seindal (Venice Kayak) said...

He is rowing away from San Marco,not towards that starting area.

Gondola Greg said...

A-HA!
Thanks René for pointing that out.
So now I wonder if he's either:
A. lost
B. heading the other way to pick up his forward rower
C. given up because he has no forward rower
or ???

staff said...

He's going back home: he forgot the bottle of red sparklin wine!