Monday, October 12, 2015
In many sections of the San Marco region of Venice, there are canals that
seem to have a constant train-like procession of gondolas.
It's not easy to row such a long boat through these narrow and twisting canals.
Rowing as part of a tip-to-tail train makes it even more challenging because each gondolier has to do it all at a very defined speed.
A lot of us American gondoliers see photos of our Venetian counterparts
and say things like:
"Eh, I could do that."
But keeping things from bumping on either side of the boat is one thing, worrying about the fore and aft as well brings things to "expert" level.