On the Waterfront

A seawothy view of San Francisco, the bridges, and skyline from the bay wins any beauty contest, oars down.

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Rowers sometimes find their wooden rowboats dwarfed by container ships. All photos: Nanda Palmieri
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Ah, just rowing along, enjoying the liquid perspective.
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The rowers pass the Bay Bridge and near Fort Point, where we landlubbers have to walk or bike.
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Near Fort Mason, this veteran rower preferred solo.
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Rowers handle boats lovingly, cleaning them with great care post-row, helping each other at the club’s apron, point of embarkation.

Author(ity) in/on San Francisco. Novel, essay, memoir. Teaches tango. Travel, outdoors, culture. Former editor at VIA Mag.

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