Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cautionary Tale

photo by Tamás Fehér

I heard a funny quote once:
"It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others"

I think the boat in this photo meets those qualifications.

Yes, she's a regular "cautionary tale afloat". 
Of course now she's on a trailer, and that's probably where she will stay. 
I won't pretend to know how this poor boat ended up in such bad shape, but I'm guessing that it involved flamable liquid and a spark.  I'm also going to guess that Tamás was walking around between races at the regata in Giudecca, made his way through a boat yard, saw this remarkable sight, and had to snap a photo.

Take the cautionary tale to heart, amici. 
If you don't have a fire extinguisher on your boat...get one! 

Even if your gondolas are strictly rowed and have no motors - running lights are powered by electricity, candles have flames, and passengers smoke!

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