Saturday, January 7, 2017

The "Ice Report"

photo by Nereo Zane

Meanwhile, in the Veneto, ice has been reported
on the surface of the Venetian Lagoon.

This morning, as well as yesterday morning,
Nereo Zane set out on a GSVVM boat from Mestre
with fellow club members, only to discover that the water was,
shall we say...a bit more dense than usual.

The air temperature when they set off to row their club caorlina
was a brisk -7 degrees Celsius, Nereo tells me they had to break the
surface ice with their oars in order to keep rowing.

The image above was taken in the San Secondo Canal,
looking towards Venezia.
In fact, they had to stop and turn back at that point,
because the ice had gotten too thick
and there was a concern about damage to the boat.

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