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Aug 10, 2018 - Burano

Monday 6 August Having completed some another trip for fuel and some provisioning we set off in the afternoon for Burano. It was a bit a hard slog as we are pretty certain the growth hasn’t “fallen” off the hull and that the prop is fouled. On the way we saw a fuelling station – trying to get close to it to see the price we spectacularly ran aground. We weren’t moving. Thankfully two guys in a powerful rib saw our dilemma and got us off the mud/weed. Ever so grateful. Even though it was a rising tide (a couple of feet) we’re sure it...

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Aug 7, 2018 - More Venice

Friday 27 – Sunday 5 August Have spent time exploring Venice – it’s great. Also completing vital maintenance – the elbow is proving tricky – no matter how much welding he completes there’s still some little holes which is not good. After two days the elbow is back in and there are still some little holes in it but at least it’s not leaking water. We’ve made some interesting discoveries whilst on the marina – we have all sorts of growth attaching itself to the hull – some weed as long as a metre has grown. Relatively easy to get off if you...

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Aug 2, 2018 - Wonderful Venice

Thursday 5 – Monday 9 July Spent time wandering around Venice – each day a different quarter. Each quarter has it’s own appeal architecturally and atmospherically. We’ve had some pretty impressive thunderstorms most evenings. The days have been really hot and very little if any wind – very tiring. It’s a bit of a trek to the vaporetto station but at least there is a bar to enjoy either a cold beer or campari spritzer in the shade on the way to or back to the pontoon. As we have a fair bit of maintenance like changing oil filters etc to...

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Jul 22, 2018 - Day 6 Murano Burano and Lido

Our tour guide arranged a tour of the Murano factory. Murano has been the glass of royalty for centuries. The glassware they created was amazing. Next, we were taken to Burano. It is a fishing village that is famous for it’s colorfully painted houses. For the 2 days we were in Venice, we stayed on the island of Lido. Not many tourists, so it was quiet and relaxing. The hotel that we stayed in very unique. Built in 1910, it has been serving visitors continuosly.

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Jul 22, 2018 - Day 6 St. Mark’s Basilica

St. Mark’s Basilica is in Venice. Inside the church the ceilings are covered with golden mosiacs. In order to preserve the gold, the artist coverd glass tiles with 24ct gold and then added another layer of glass over it. To add color to the mosiacs, they used different color marble and glass. After admiring the beautiful artwork, we climbed a narrow staircase to the roof for wonderful view of the square.

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Jul 21, 2018 - Day 6 Venice The smaller canals

Running off the Grand Canal are hundreds of small canals. Some only wide enough for 2 small boats to pass each other. We took a gondola ride through some of these small canals. One of the bridges we passed under was The Bridge of Sighs. The Bridge of Sighs connected the government palace to the prison. If you were convicted a a crime, you crossed over the Bridge of Sighs to the prison. It is said that convicted would sigh as they saw Venice one last time. There were a lot of homes that families still use as their primary residence on the...

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Jul 20, 2018 - Day 6 Venice-The Grand Canal

Venice made up of a series of islands. To get from place to place, you need a boat. We took a water taxi ride down the Grand Canal when we first arrived. Then Grand Canal is the widest of the canals. It runs between the islands of Venice. There are many beautiful buildings to see- businesses, government and churches

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Jul 9, 2018 - Yay - we've made it to Venice

Monday 2 July Set off around 5:30am. Not much wind so needed to motor the whole way. We wanted to go into Chioggia but it looked like all the marinas / sailing clubs were full. So we went and explored the channels and first of all attached ourselves onto a pile marking the channel. We later went a anchored just inside the channel and had a relatively peaceful night. Tuesday 3 July Left the anchorage and proceeded through some to the channels of the lagoon of Venice. It was tops! One of the islands was so picturesque with it unique...

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Jul 7, 2018 - Venice

Venice Do I have to leave!! Venice is so unique and interesting. So easy to get lost, they don’t really get the map concept, but really who cares I can’t think of a better place to get lost. The Italian food is killing me!!! Yum 𿘋 cannelloni with spinach and ricotta.. incredible. Geoff’s in heaven, seafood pasta most nights!! We took a boat to visit some of the near by islands ( only 3 of the 117 ) first stop was Murano the home of the famous Murano glass, we watched them blowing and creating amazing pieces including the prancing pony.. we...

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Europe Holiday 2018

Jul 5, 2018 - Venice

I’m in love with Venice!! It’s so devine!! Every time we walk out the door we get lost.. awww where else would you rather be if your going to get lost.. the food omg had Pizza last night and gnocchi, if I keep this up I’ll be in big trouble... oh well ! 𴘈 the leather bags here are also insane yikes xxxxx in love 𿘍

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Jun 7, 2018 - Last day

We caught the ferry to Venice early this morning and arrived in Venice by 11:00. It took awhile to figure out the best way to get to the hotel with our very heavy bags but we finally caught a water bus and checked into the hotel. Megan’s college roommate, Kelli, lives an hour north of Venice and was coming to meet us. We jumped on the water bus and headed down the canal to check out a church that looked interesting while we waited for Kelli to get there. Unfortunately, most of the churches close from noon to 3 or 4 o'clock. We admired the...

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Venice/Croatia

May 24, 2018 - Street maze

Small alleys and narrow carless streets with a plethora of bridges weave their way through Venice. Masses of tourists wandering about spreading the patience thin of the locals trying to pass by. We wandered the streets yesterday but today we had a purpose...see the basicilica and Doges palace. We accomplished our goal and was blown away by the interior of the church. Every inch a masterpiece floor, walls and ceiling covered. Some say it is the grandest church in Italy. The entire ceiling and top third of the walls covered in gold mosaics...

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