Here's a collection of images from Valentine's Day of 2018 here in Newport Harbor. I spent a lot of time running around, making sure things were in order, and rowing cruises as well.
If I'd just camped out with my Nikon, I'm sure I could have published a coffee table book of great photos - as there are so many things to point and shoot at.
The morning started with a familiar sound of hammering.
Gary, Eddie, and Mike set their forcole with mallets and wedges.
The first boats departing with happy passengers.
Gary and I passed each other in the canals with Italian greetings.
Mike arriving on the pupparin known as Contessa.
The Wedding Gondola awaits another couple.
A small one-of-a-kind gondola being rowed by Simon.
Simon returning with a tip of the hat.
As the day turned to evening, the sky was a brilliant display of color.
Another V-Day in the books.
We enjoyed beautiful weather, great brotherhood among gondoliers,
and everyone who sat in a gondola had a wonderful time.