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Four Fine Food Faves Updated

This is an updated article by Ruth Marr based on a post Cathy Senecal wrote back in 2018. The writing is blended, like an interesting wine, since Cathy made our mouths water and we are still hungry. But trips have changed and we have had a chance to sample yet more wonderful...
Lakeside cafe Lago Maggiore

Gelati as rowing food

Can gelati be considered an appropriate food for rowers? And what is it about Australian rowers and Italian ice cream? These are important questions. Gelati (singular is gelato, but we are not talking about just one) is that wonderful Italian ice cream, rich in flavours of...

Greece’s Northern Beaches Top Destination for Rowers (and non-Rowers!)

I’m feeling giddy. We climb the crest of one big roller and careen into the trough of another. I’m here on the big, blue swells of the Aegean Ocean in Halkidiki, trying hard to pay more attention to my rowing instructor, and less to the cerulean swells of water surrounding me in...
Coffee for Rowers

How to order coffee while rowing in places around the world

We are not experts on whether coffee for rowers makes them go faster or just go. What we have learned over the years, is where to find great coffee around the world, and more importantly, how to order it. Whether you sip a latte before a row on the Thames, or rev up your morning...

Wallaby and Other Wonders in Tasmania

  How can one not be intrigued by a place that was populated by more than 70,000 convicts, has a town called Nowhere Else, and is home to a night-marauding carnivore named after the devil? The tagline for Tourism Tasmania is “a curious island at the edge of the world.” From...

Four Fine Food Faves

Besides coolish rows and perhaps head races, autumn, for many, brings harvests, and our thoughts turn to food—fresh food. As at home, after a good, long row on one of our trips, nothing is better than a meal of fresh foods, especially when dishes are often distinctive to an area...

6 Reasons to Visit Germany’s Mosel Valley

First cultivated by the Romans, the Mosel Valley, with its tranquil namesake river, has long been considered one of the most romantic settings in Europe. At more than 500 kilometres and one of the Rhine’s longest tributaries, the Mosel River flows through France, Luxembourg and...

Let’s Do It for the Reds, Whites and Blacks

You may not have noticed this before, but wine and rowing have a boatload of similar terms. Letting a wine breathe, for example, is the process of opening wine up by introducing air, thereby improving the wine’s character. Taking oxygen deeply into our lungs to breathe...
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