October 6, 2010

Take Five

These ladies were an inspiration participating in the Sarasota 5000 last weekend.  So much mental and physical energy is required to row 3 miles in the intercoastal...especially with a young whippersnapper coxman yelping to row harder and faster.  Shortly after I snapped this shot (and realized the gals might be stagnating in the water) I really wanted to toss a line and tow them back to shore.  Fortunately, that wasn't necessary.  More power to 'em!

7 comments:

LD said...

Oh yeah. Better than sitting dockside drinking beer.

gogouci said...

I think I'd be better suited as a coxman. My upper body strength would get my team nowhere.

James Mark said...

Three miles! That's a canny way! Great colours and expressions.

B SQUARED said...

An incredibly exhausting sport.

Halcyon said...

They look sort of worn out. I hope this was towards the end!

Dina said...

Great catch. Good for them keeping in shape. They don't look like college students. I think I would have jumped out and swam to shore.

Lois said...

They make me tired just looking at the picture!