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Monday, July 19, 2010

Ruby Tuesday: Rowing in Hamilton




Hamilton is one hour's south of Auckland. This is where fellow blogger Pete lives.

There are six bridges which span across the Waikato river. The New Zealanders are very good in rowing. They are hosting the 2010 World Championship Regatta which will take place at Lake Karapiro, September 12-19th. New Zealand secured the rights to hold the 39th World Rowing Championship in 2006.

I am especially proud of the twin sisters Georgina and Caroline; EVERS-SWINDELL. They won gold in the Athens and Beijing Olympics and they are a great inspiration to my girl students.


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19 comments:

Sciarada said...

Ciao Ann,this is really a beautiful place and rowing is a wonderful sport that deserves more visibility in the world.
Have a good day

Felisol said...

I agree; rowing is a great sport.
Hope the sisters will be doing well in this world championship also.

Dave said...

very tranquil place, thanks for the tour.

Life Ramblings said...

what a peaceful setting and rowing is such a great sport which enhances one's overall fitness and strength.

Jama said...

Nice place,so serene!
That Chinatown Hotel is in Chinatown, along one of the lanes where street stalls are located. One of those old building which have been refurbished.

Mrs. M @ TLC said...

Hi Ann,
You posted a question on my post if my homeschoolers take public exam. I don't know where to send my answer to your question so thought of just leaving it here in your comment box. You don't need to publish it though :-)

In our homeschool program, we enrolled the kids in one school where we buy all the materials for all 7-8 academic subjects. Each subject has 12 booklets to complete one level/year. At the end of each booklet there is an exam which they need to pass (90%) before they can move on to the next booklet. We have to send those exam papers to the school for recording. For Physical Education and Music/Practical Arts, we, parents, have to have a program for them to complete 4 hours of activities per week.

They do public exams for placement if ever we decided to send them to regular school.

Hope this answers your question. Thanks for the visit.

eden said...

Beautiful place. Great shot.

Thanks for the visit Ann

rainfield61 said...

We have dragon boats over here.

reg said...

this is such a beautiful place. I love that sport a lot

Auntie E said...

What no takers on the rowing??? It looks like a very peaceful olace to row.
My Ruby Link for you

Ginny said...

New Zealand and rowing, I didn't know that! Will the Regatta be televised? How many countries will be entered in it?

Francisca said...

Interesting. I too had not heard of Kiwi's being champion rowers. I lived with one for ten years, a lifetime ago, though.

carolina mts said...

Lovely spot and history. wish I had taken up crew in school - love to row!

Cheryl said...

I am always in awe of rowers! And what a lovely place to row or walk.

Cheryl said...

I am always in awe of rowers! And what a lovely place to row or walk.

And Miles To Go... said...

what a beautiful looking place.

Francisca said...

@Ann... clarification: he was a champion rower in Canada. I have a niece (also Canadian) living in Auckland, though... does that count? :-)

Carletta said...

What a lovely place for the sport!

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
You could have re-posted this for Sunday Bridges...
;-D