Here's a sequence of shots captured recently of one of the gondolas in Providence, RI gracing the water for the first time since her haulout for winter.
Moments after departure from the ramp, the gondola shares the water with four white swans.
Choosing an interesting configuration, the forward rower has a canoe paddle for the short trip to dock.
Passing through a gap between two bridges, we see the paddler,
...and the rower.
And right about now, as I write this, someone in Providence is probably preparing for the "GondOlympics", possibly on that boat.