Descent into night and light…

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“What goes up…must come down”  on the Giant Ferris Wheel*

* George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. – 1859 – 1896, American engineer:  Known for creating the original Ferris Wheel for the 1893 Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition

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Travel Theme: Numbers (8+1)

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Rowing Facts:

Rowing has one of the oldest traditions, it’s beginnings a method of transport and warfare, has become a sport with a very wide following and is a part of the cultural identity of the English speaking world.

Eight-oared shells are about 18 meters long.

An eight carries more than three-quarters of a ton and can weigh as little as 200 pounds

Physiologically, rowers are superb examples of physical conditioning. Cross-country skiers and long distance speed skaters are comparable in terms of the physical demands the sport places on the athletes.