Saturday, 21 May 2016


Rowing on the Yarra River has been a popular activity since the beginnings of Melbourne as a City in the mid-19th century. Melbourne's historic rowing boathouses on the banks of the Yarra River in Alexandra Gardens are home to the 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].

As the sun rises over the Yarra, one can see the members of the various rowing clubs exercising their chosen sports on the cold waters of the river.

This post is part of the Skywatch Friday meme,
and also part of the Orange you Glad It's Friday meme,
and also part of the Saturday Silhouettes meme,
and also part of the Weekend Reflections meme,
and also part of the Scenic Weekends meme.


  1. What a wounderfull moment!
    Beautifull light!
    xxx Britta

  2. What a beautiful set of photos. The rowers are stunning against the setting sun.

  3. Sunrise? What is that? I get up in the morning, as late as humanly possible, and go to work with my eyes closed. The eyes open only when the first espresso arrives.
    But look what can be missed!!

  4. Wow..I especially love that 3rd shot down. It's nice that there are people willing to get up and shoot at sunrise, and then post the pics for us sleepyheads.

  5. I never thought much about rowing until I got to New Zealand. Your photos are awesome. Thanks from someone who doesn't do mornings :)


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