“Most mornings Andy rows over by himself in a dory from Port Clyde, half a mile away. On the way to the house, swinging a tackle box full of paints and brushes, he ducks into the hen house and emerges with half a dozen eggs, cradling them in one hand like juggling balls. He comes in the side door and chats with Al and me for a little while before heading upstairs” (51).
“He rows home at dusk. Comes back the next day and troops upstairs, his heavy thudding footsteps the only sound in the quiet house. I hear him pacing around up there, opening doors, shutting doors walking into different rooms” (288).
– Christina Baker Kline, A Piece of the World: A Novel (2017).
“More than once in the course of my story I have referred to my love of the country and out-of-door sports. When I was quite a little girl, I learned to row and swim, and during the summer, when I am at Wrentham, Massachusetts, I almost live in my boat. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to take my friends out rowing when they visit me. Of course, I cannot guide the boat very well. Some one usually sits in the stern and manages the rudder while I row. Sometimes, however, I go rowing without the rudder. It is fun to try to steer by the scent of watergrasses and lilies, and of bushes that grow on the shore. I use oars with leather bands, which keep them in position in the oarlocks, and I know by the resistance of the water when the oars are evenly poised. In the same manner I can also tell when I am pulling against the current. I like to contend with wind and wave. What is more exhilarating than to make your staunch little boat, obedient to your will and muscle, go skimming lightly over glistening, tilting waves, and to feel the steady, imperious surge of the water!”
– Helen Keller, The Story of My Life.
“Down the shore everything’s all right.”
– Bruce Springsteen, Jersey Girl
Sculling is easy to learn, but tough to master. Anyone can get in a boat and paddle around, but to get anywhere requires extreme balance.”
– Lynda Carter, Rower, Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Miss World USA 1972
“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”
Stephen Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA (January 8, 1942 – March 14, 2018) Oxford Coxswain, Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist, Author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge.
Happy Pokémon Day 2018!
And, to celebrate Pokémon Day 2018, catch a special Pikachu outfitted in party hat, equipped with 3x Stardust and the special move Present in Pokémon GO. Act quickly, this offering only lasts today!
R2R Quick Tip: Catch multiple party hat Pikachu to evolve into Raichu complete with party hat.
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
-Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
“Let it be my motto, as well as yours. Ever upward, as a new life, a new day begins. Have faith that something unexpected and wonderful is moving toward you at incredible speed-EXCELSIOR! Yes, ever upward we must go, and go together.”
– Anderson Cooper, Yale Coxswain, Author, Broadcast Journalist, Talk Show Host, Son
“Being on a boat that’s moving through the water, it’s so clear. Everything falls into place in terms of what’s important and what’s not.”
– James Taylor, singer, songwriter, musician and rower.
“If I can’t be me, I don’t want to be anybody. I was born that way.”
– Joan Crawford (March 23, 1904 – May 10, 1977), Actress, Dancer, Business Executive, Author.