The Gondola Blog isn't just frequented by gondoliers.
I'm thankful to say that others who are interested in Venice, Venetian boats and rowing, and even a few lookie-loos stop by here regularly.
In fact, while many might think that the Gondola Blog is solely a product of Gondola Greg, the truth is far from it. I receive photos and text from several friends. In many cases I don't think they realize how much I appreciate them.
One such friend is René Seindal of Venice Kayak - who just so happens to be having a birthday today.
So to honor his birthday, I went to his Facebook page and stole this great image of him paddling under the Rialto Bridge in Venice.
I made sure to snag an image that also had a gondola in it.
The paddle in René's hands is a custom crafted piece by our remer friend Paolo Brandolisio.
Happy birthday René!
Oh, and sorry for swiping the photo.