Row, Row, Row Your Boat (in Venice)

 

Gondolas in Venice, Italy

Gondolas in Venice, Italy

Buon Giorno!

I recently traveled to Italy to visit one of my daughters (aka. Liquid Copper and Baby A of the triplets) who is studying abroad this semester. The food was fabulous, the art amazing, and meeting people from around the world was wonderful . Hon, you’re the recipient of the many photos I took.

Hubby said I was “dawdling,” but I disagree!

Bmore Energy’s tag line “I find the extraordinary in the ordinary” isn’t for nothing! In addition to our fascinating surroundings, there was so much to see. I wanted to soak in the shop windows, architecture, paintings and sculptures. I hope you enjoy reminiscing with me.

In Venice we could take a gondola ride, but wouldn’t it be more fun to learn how to row? We booked a Venetian Rowing Lesson with Row Venice, where we didn’t actually row a gondola but, rather, a batelina. Row Venice owns 3 out of the 6 of these hand-crafted, shrimp-tailed boats in existence today.

Learning how to row turned out to be a memorable experience!

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Our instructor, Nan, showing Hubby how to hold the oar.

Our instructor, Nan, showing Hubby how to hold the oar.

Hubby gets the hang of it.

Hubby gets the hang of it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The oars are heavy!

The oar is heavy!

Stylin'!

Stylin’!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rowing is MUCH HARDER than it looks!

Rowing is MUCH HARDER than it looks!

Gliding along the canal.

Gliding along the canal.

 

 

 

 

 

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Concentrating.

Concentrating.

On the lagoon.

On the lagoon.

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Have you been to Venice?  Are you a “Get-Me-On-A-Gondola” or a “Row-Like-A-Venetian” person?  

(I won’t judge, I promise!)

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5 thoughts on “Row, Row, Row Your Boat (in Venice)

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