Last moth I posted photos of an exceptionally beautiful gondola in Oakland.
When Angelino and I were rolling her back into the building,
she hadn't been in the water yet since she was sea-trialed in Venezia.
He mentioned that he might launch her in time for cruises on Valentine's Day.
Looks like he did.
Here are the photos to prove it.
Ready and waiting at the dock in front of the Lake Chalet.
The Gondola Servizio dock in the background.
You can just see the stern of the sandolo
peeking out from behind another gondola.
Lucky couple enjoying a cruise.
Returning to dock.
This is a remarkable boat.
If you haven't viewed photos of her in my earlier post,
"It's All About the Wood" do so - it's worth your time.
The boat in these photos is actually moving to another location in Napa, but I think it was a fitting first-floating for her to host passengers on Lake Merritt.
Gondola Servizio has been actively cruising with passengers on this lake in Oakland since 1999.