Friday, July 07, 2006

Row row row a boat...gently down the stream

For the last 3 months i have been rowing quite regularly when i am in town, infact at this time it is once a day must do activity, i can confidently say that it has become a habit now! And a habit which i am quite happy about.

I joined in January the Madras Boat Club, but didn't start rowing till April. We row on the famous (infamous) Buckingham Canal, which is alternatively know as the "koovam"(tamil), well this river that flows through Chennai/Madras was (is still is i think) used as the exit point for most sewage.

The water might be dirty and there are days & places where it stinks but the experience is still great.

I am still in the learning process and have a feeling that it is going to be a long one, But i have graduated from Pleasure Boat >> Out Trigger >> Maiden Scull...still have to go a long way in thier hierarchy, While parallely doing the pairs.

Best part, this will probably be relevant to the people who are familiar with the Geography of Chennai / Madras, it is possible to row from the Club all the way to the Besant Nagar Beach via the broken bridge and that i assure you all is a fantastic experience, i have been there only twice, but its a great trip, it about 7-10 km of rowing but its a great sight.

More later.


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