A view from the chase boat on the morning of Day 2 as we left Athens.
Nereo bundled and wrapped the red canvas gondola cover; when we laid it across the bow it made a great wind-break.
You can see the morning dew that hadn't burned off from yet from the sunshine.
In a fit of compulsiveness, I had to flemish the line on deck. She's not a yacht but she served us well and deserved to be treated as such.
Why isn't there a gondola in view?
I'll tell you why: because on the morning of Day 2 - just like every morning - the three Venetians took off like greyhounds. Each morning it was a challenge to keep up with the gondola because whoever was rowing wanted to cover as many miles as possible in case the wind kicked up.