Wednesday, 20 February 2013

ROWING ON THE YARRA RIVER

The Yarra River is fantastic resource for the City of Melbourne. As well as providing a wonderful scenic attraction with numerous parks and reserves along its banks, it provides an opportunity for many water sports and as a means of transportation and pleasure cruising.

Rowing on the Yarra has a long tradition as Melbourne's historic rowing boathouses on the banks of the Yarra River in Alexandra Gardens testify. These are home to following Melbourne rowing clubs:

  • Banks Rowing Club [1865]
  • Mercantile Rowing Club [1880]
  • La Trobe University Rowing Club [1969]
  • Melbourne Rowing Club [1862]
  • Melbourne University Boat Club [1859]
  • Yarra Yarra Rowing Club [1871]
  • Richmond Rowing Club [1863]

These photos were taken early in the morning and most fo the rowers are University students doing their practice runs.

This post is part of the Water World Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme.




8 comments:

  1. These rowers look wonderful in the morning light! As if gliding in silence!

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  2. Fantastic photos!
    I especially like the last one.
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  3. Terrific captures as always, Nick, and I too love the last shot in particular!! Hope your week is going well!!

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  4. A lovely series of shots, Nick. Great use of angles, perspective and the morning light.

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  5. Looks like a good work out. Nice shots.

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  6. The rowers do make great shots. My favourite is the second last one. The light and the wake behind the row boat make the shot for me.

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