Charming, Colorful Copenhagen….and lots of rowing

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beautiful, colorful Nyhavn

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was fortunate enough to travel with my team to Copenhagen, Denmark for the World Rowing Masters Regatta….and what a spectacular trip it was! Nine races over three days with my team and two international teams…lots of laughs & camaraderie, good food, wandering and making new friends from around the globe ….so incredible!

From the moment we arrived on Tuesday we hit the ground running…taking in the city landmarks and sights from a canal boat cruise and stopping for dinner near the city center.

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adorable, picturesque city center area…lots of shops and restaurants

Wednesday meant practice/swing rows down the course to get a feel for the race and traffic pattern. We had grand plans that we’d be going out to dinner every night…and brought clothes for those nights…but, alas we dined in our rowing clothes (yes, at restaurants) three of the nights.

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first morning walking to the metro to get to the course
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the beautiful sunrise over Lake Bagsvaerd…#whywerow
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The women I won a gold medal with..minus one member…in the very first race of the regatta. If you stick with a sport long enough you end up with medals! They’re awesome!
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fought for third with these amazing women…so much heart and determination to get 3rd place by 3/10th of a second
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another awesome group of ladies from my team that I was honored to cox for.
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Crazy, fun group of women from all over the world that I was lucky enough to cox for in two races. We met on this day, hopped in a boat and raced together. It was so much fun!

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Dinner with my team after the Friday races. My coach, a former Olympian, 3rd from left, won four gold medals!
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walking back from the metro to our apartment…bikes are everywhere and they’re not locked…clean, safe trustworthy place. No wonder they’re the happiest people!

So grateful to have experienced this incredibly beautiful place!  …..to be continued!

You cannot direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails! 

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