We've just spend a few days on a short break to La Rochelle, a port on the west coast, now mostly a holday resort. I wasn't impressed at first look; a bit industrial and a bit built up, but it grew on me and I'd be happy to go back and explore more.
The first evening we saw this chap making his way from the shore to his boat. I can't remember when I last saw single-oar sculling, but he was good at it, going at a reasonable pace and more or less in a straight line. He had a creative way for getting downwind, too. Unfortunately he lost all his cool points as the wind took him past his destination pontoon, and he had to scull like crazy back upwind to gain his target.
Entertainment value: 9; Style: 7; Cool: null points