On This Day – Lake Bled in Slovenia

While the current travel restrictions are in place I have no new stories to post so what I thought that I would do is to go through my picture archives and see where I was on this day at any time in the last few travelling years.

On 24th May 2007 I was rowing a boat on Lake Bled in Slovenia…

Rowing Lake Bled

Rowing I find is one of those things that can be quite a lot more difficult than it looks and I had some early problems coordinating the actions of left and right hand oars to keep us progressing in a straight line and with Kim in charge of plotting the course I had to make frequent adjustments to maintain the right direction.  I found it most helpful however when she began to beat out the rowing tempo in the manner of a Roman galley slave-master but I was worried that I might not be able to cope physically if she decided to up the pace to Ben Hur ramming speed.

We left the island and as Kim was convinced that rowing a boat was a straightforward process and that I was simply an incompetent oarsman she decided to take responsibility for the return journey.  She was no better than me of course but I didn’t complain because I was enjoying sitting back in boat enjoying the warm sunshine and the slightly curious meandering route back to the shore.  I will concede however that she did  make a perfect docking procedure and we completed our walk around the lake stopping on route for a pizza and a beer at a bar with a raised terrace and a good view over the lake.

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16 responses to “On This Day – Lake Bled in Slovenia

  1. I can only row in very imperfect circles, so well done both!

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  2. I don’t even try these days with my shoulders!

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  3. Did you ever stay home?

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  4. I can’t row!

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  5. Rowing would be really fun to try, but one of my clients was a rower and he always complained about the muscle aches! Harder than it looks for sure.

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  6. Rowing a kayak is similarly challenging, Andrew. And our inflatables make it even more difficult, especially in the wind! Fortunately, we have rudders that we operate with our feet so that we can maintain some semblance of direction. Smiled about your return trip. Suspect that you were glad that Kim didn’t take over and row you straight back to shore. 🙂 –Curt

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