Joe Gibbons sent this in today from Boston with the quote:
Getting dirty today sanding on a rainy Saturday.
Looking forward to some sunshine. our first full weekend of sold out gondola tours and pedal boats has been washed out.
Brighter days ahead.
In many ways Joe is the quitessential American gondola owner:
He went to great lengths to acquire boats, put an equal amount of effort into learning everything from rowing to maintaining gondolas, he puts heart and soul into every aspect of his business, and more than anything, he loves his boats.
I hope you and your boats enjoy sunshine soon, Joe.