In many spots along the Connecticut River, a jungle of trees and wetland make it almost impossible to get from the river itself to dry land. The trees above are part of the bleak background scenery for early spring practice. They form an impenetrable wall between the water and the highway running parallel to the river.
(Above: Coach Kevin MacDermott. It is never too early in the season to improve technique).
Rowing is an elegant sport that requires a subtle application of force. When executed with skill, precise oar strokes create graceful movement. The boats are no longer on the river, but part of it.
© Dean Pagani 2019