Garvey, Andrews Enjoy a Rowing Relationship

August 21, 2009 at 2:20 pm Leave a comment

By Priscilla Lynne Young

Friday, 08-21-2009

 It is a May-December romance. She is 47 and he is 74. And they say that their spouses approve. That is because the romance that Christine Garvey and Charles Andrews share is with the beauty and still waters of Greenwich Cove as they row their scull boats.

On a warm August morning, Garvey and Andrews were finishing up a rowing session that began at about 7:00 a.m. A typical morning might be to row their sculls – or shells, as they sometimes are called – from the south end of the cove at Anderson’s Boatyard to the Goddard Park Beach and back. Andrews said that takes about an hour-and-a-half.

Though just past 8:30, the south cove was still calm. Birds flew overhead or floated on the mirror-like surface as a kayaker quietly dipped his oar in and out, in and out of the shimmering water.

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