Friday, February 18, 2011

Breezy Beginning

Conditions were ideal this year as we came into Valentine's Day, and overall the 14th was better than expected, but it got a little breezy in the afternoon for a short while. Here's a clip of John Kerschbaum rowig out of our lagoon into the wind.  The winds never went beyond the "welcome challenge" classification, but leaving the lagoon into a noticeable north-west wind was a good wake-up call for our gondoliers.
video
Watching the video, we see the sun sparkle on the water.
We see how the gondolier uses the little flag on his bow to read the wind,
Most of all we see how the chin-strap on the gondolier's hat is an important accessory sometimes.

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