Monday, April 1, 2013

Rowing the Other Way

photo by Cassandra Mohr

Happy April 1st, my friends.
In honor of this oh-so important day, I decided to carry on the tradition of backwards rowing that was invented over a hundred years ago in California.
POSTCARD HISTORY LESSON - The "Amazing Backwards Gondolas" of Venice, California.
Ever since I saw those backwards images, I have thought "heck, I could do that!", so today I made a go of it.

I placed a small table in the boat, and stood with on the forward seat and the other on the stool.
Of course the original backwards rowers were just an artistic mistake, but I managed to really row the boat - maneuvered her well around the lake here in Texas. Of course I looked like an April Fool, but then it was the perfect day for such things.

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