Excerpts from an email thread started by Mr. Ramos:
Mark: Today I went out in a 4x at the West End Rowing Club. We rowed at the Whau (pronounced as "Fau") River. After the row, tea and cookies were served. Quite interesting.
Mr. Ramos: MARK, its about time you influence the Kiwis to drink BEER after the row!
Mark: In due time I will. Haha.
Jerz (thought balloon): World Rowing Championships in 2010 is in NZ. I wonder when James, Mark and I would have our first umpiring assignment for a world championships. It would really be a great first if it would be in Middle Earth.