Denmark receives her fair share of precipitation, and Simon has an effective rain cover to keep the water where it should be.
After deftly uncovering the gondola,
And placing the flag-bearing canon,
The boat was ready to go.
As is the case with many gondolas in seasonal regions,
this vessel had been fully painted and prepped before her launch just a week or so prior to my visit.
There was fresh non-skid pain on the gondolier's platform,
and all surfaces were black and shiny.