This morning, we returned to the rowing venue to watch the finals of the single and dual scull which determined the rowers who will represent the United States in Rio this summer.
First up were the men’s and women’s Paralympics single sculls. Unlike the other racers, these incredible athletes who do not have the use of their legs are strapped into a back brace and row the 1,000 meter course using only their upper body strength!
The total exhaustion on all of the rowers’ faces are indicative of how much energy is required to compete in this event! The balance of the races were over a 2,000 meter course.
Next came the men’s and women’s singles …
and the lightweight dual sculls (in which the rowers could not weight more than 160 lbs.).
After lunch, Ken, Cheryl, Debbie and I
Went to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
for an afternoon of light jazz.
Although we’ve been here on several occasions in the past, I never tire of photographing the interesting and beautiful flora.
Monkey Tree Flowers
Orange Blossomed Butterfly Bush