From Eldest Son:
Crew is really great. Stroking with seven other people in synchronicity is beatific (although we are not very good at this), and it’s really nice to wake up in the dark but NOT need to get into a frigid pool. Friday morning we were overtaken by the Annapolis rowing club, with whom we share a boathouse, and we could hear their oars submerging and surfacing rhythmically, and we could hear the click of the turning of the oars in the oar locks all simultaneously. It was a very pretty moment. Also that morning we saw a heron stand for a while and then glide across the water. It looked like a dinosaur might in its movements.