Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Doors Open At The Rowing Club

The floating dock here at the Rowing Club is a long one, and offers a nice outlook on the Ottawa River.


Turning around, we have a view of the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge, which is the next bridge east of the Alexandria, taking King Edward Avenue into Gatineau.


And here we have a view of the club. There are two buildings here on the property, both which house long boats on the ground floor. The second floor in this building contains a multipurpose room, which I'll show you tomorrow, while the other building has gym facilities for members.


Here are two views of some of the boats in storage here. They're very slender. I'm much more used to canoes, but these are the sort of boats you see in the Olympics.


42 comments:

  1. I like that building! And the water is super-blue!

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  2. Nice house. And the view is lovely.
    Hugs

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  3. Do you need water ...? (just kidding).

    Tomás.

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  4. Ah, Sculling as in Philadelphia! Something there is that loves to be by or on the water in Summer. Nicely, William



    Aloha

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  5. Used to seeing boats like that, they practice on the Thames all the time. Mind you there are a few rowing clubs nearby as well

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  6. A very interesting visit, it is good to see the boats...

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  7. Reminds me of a rowing club near our Alexandria here in Virginia. :-)

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  8. Blimey, that's marvellous. Just like a day at the seaside!!!

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  9. That is one big river! Plenty of room for rowing and all sorts of boating activities, I expect.

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  10. Rowing! Please find out more about it. How many rowing clubs are there? Do university crews use the facility. Such a great sport!

    Janis
    GDP

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  11. Love the water views. The club itself is cute too!

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  12. Que fotos magníficas! As imagens são um convite ao deleite. Lindoooooo
    Um feliz dia Willian
    Um abraço

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  13. That's a nice club house at a beautiful location. I like to sit on the waterfront now and then, and I hope to do this some more in the coming weeks when the work at the tunnel is done.

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  14. Reminds me of the scenes along the Charles River in Boston.

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  15. That is a nice facility and great views of the river.

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  16. The water and the sky are beautiful.

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  17. Your photos show that this is a well equipped club. They have pretty fancy stuff.

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  18. @Linda: it was the ideal weather conditions that day.

    @Orvokki: the place does look well cared for.

    @Tomas: we've got plenty of that!

    @Cloudia: both cities are cities of rivers- the Rideau empties close to here from the Ottawa side, and the Gatineau River empties from the Quebec side.

    @Bill: we have more of them here, but this one has the best spot in the area as a location.

    @VP: I certainly thought so.

    @Karl: yes, it impressed me. I'll show you more of it tomorrow.

    @Revrunner: I wonder if yours dates back to around the same era.

    @Ciel: it certainly is!

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  19. @Lauren: it's quite a wide river here- downstream it's going into its final stretch down towards the St. Lawrence River. The Ottawa River's a considerable river with a big watershed.

    @Janis: there are university clubs, but also other rowing and boating clubs in the city. I'll be making mention of a couple of them in tomorrow's post.

    @Halcyon: I've seen this place many times when over on the Gatineau side of the river at a distance.

    @Gracita: thank you!

    @Jan: it was a very pleasant day to be out there- no humidity, a nice breeze on the water.

    @Birdman: I imagine there's a strong boating tradition for leisure as well in Boston.

    @Pamela: thank you!

    @Whisk: thanks!

    @Red: and it's a big club- a lot of members.

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  20. Wonderful view over the river and I love the look of the club building.

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  21. Nice building and I love the water photos.

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  22. I love the architecture of the building!

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  23. Beautiful river with lovely facilities. I think an afternoon ride would be lots of fun. And your ancestors had the right stuff. It's an engineering marvel, how the Dutch have developed their country. Nice people, too!

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  24. Looks like a nice place to take a walk along the water.

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  25. @Sharon: it was quite an inviting building.

    @Linda: thank you!

    @Linda: so did I.

    @Kittie: it's a river that's drawn itself deep into my proverbial soul, so to speak.

    @Judy: it certainly is!

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  26. Now that must have been a fun place to visit for Doors Open! Looks like a beautiful day.

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  27. I've seen some of those slender boats. They look hard to manoeuver, but Oldenshaw and van Koeverden manage to do it!

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  28. Would be fun to try the sport one day.

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  29. You have a great view there!

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  30. Beautiful colours on the river William, lovely building as well..

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  31. @RedPat: it was a great place to visit.

    @Hamilton: yes, they manage very well!

    @Stefan: it would take an adjustment for me over canoes!

    @Marleen: a terrific view!

    @Geoff: thank you!

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  32. Huge river abd dock, but those kind of clubs are for people in a different economic bracket than mine. Oh, yes, Tweeted since I can't tell you the other way.

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  33. this is one sport i think i would love to try. but i never went to a normal college. only a 2 year college to get my associates. so they did have all those sports to join in on. that would have been awesome. think of the muscles you could have?? rock them!! ( :

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  34. There's a great book about the US 1936 Olympic rowing team, "The Boys in the Boat." The team members were an interesting lot and the book tells about the sweep of history pre-World War II and the Olympics set in Berlin. It's by Daniel James Brown. I recommend it if you're curious about the sport and an improbable group of athletes (nearly all were quite poor).

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  35. I love the water--oceans, lakes, anything but our own Mississippi!

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  36. The club building is quite nice. It has character.

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  37. It's so nice to see the blue, blue water!

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  38. Beautiful photos. Beautiful water.

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  39. I like the variety of places that are open during Ottawa's Doors Open. ;)

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  40. What an interesting posting!
    I have not seen many postings that has to do with rowing before.
    ( OK, VP in Livorno has shown some, but that is about it...)

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