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Pivoting, Swiveling, Contorting & Backflipping Through the Pandemic

There was a point during the first months of the pandemic when I wanted to get hold of the business experts preaching pivoting and take them into a dark back alley to share a few of my thoughts. Luckily, social distancing intervened since it might have ended badly for me instead....

Rivers with a Gender

In honour of World Rivers Day, the fourth Sunday of September, we went back  to have a read of this blog post and wanted to share it with you. While we are not rowing any of these rivers in 2020, no reason not to celebrate them. And enjoy some fun facts about river gender and at...

How to Train for a Trip That Might Not Happen

I am not a coach and this blog post will not provide workout lists or a week by week training schedule for tour rowing. There are excellent professionals who can do that. Rather, this post will discuss the more...

What I Miss Now About Travel

In a few days it will be six months since I flew home from our Martinique rowing tour. And have not been on a plane since or done much travel except a camping getaway, cottages visits and day trips. Everyone assumed that I would be missing travel, joking that I likely drive...

A Rowboat Emerges on the Saguenay

During these pandemic times we are adapting in many different ways. Virtual regattas have become the norm, whether the plethora available for indoor rowing or on-water ones, such as the NK summer series where you row your single with data collected by your Stroke Coach, upload it...

Lesson from Caliper Lake

There are few good things about this pandemic. One for me is that I was able to go camping in 2020, something that I did not do in 2019. Last year I was too busy running trips, hosting visitors or attending regattas to enjoy the smell of woodsmoke from a campfire and waking up...

Memories of Minneapolis

Things come full circle. A little test concept eight years ago has re-emerged as our new Independent Rowing Adventures. It has been a fun journey in between, starting with that first road trip to test a concept. Back in the autumn of 2012 I was evaluating whether it would be...

Protecting Oceans with Rowing

June 8th is World Ocean Day. Water and rowing are inextricably linked. In September 2019 World Rowing renewed a multi-year agreement with World Wildlife Federation (WWF) focused on freshwater initiatives, notably the Kafue River and Rowing Centre in Zambia. But what about salt...

Update on Rowing Travel

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the world, bringing death and economic hardship among many other disruptions. But there are encouraging signs in some locations and a return to rowing and to travel has begun. What does this mean for Rowing The World trips? This post...