One of our new "gondoliers in training" has begun taking cruises this week.
After a few months of dedicated learning, practice
(and more learning and practice), Nic was more than ready.
here are some photos of one of his cruises this evening in Newport.
Popping and pouring
Leaving the lagoon
Ferro silhouette on shimmering water
Entering the harbor
Putting on the power
Returning an hour later with happy passengers
Each time Nic comes back to dock he's got the newfound enthusiasm that so many of us have had when we were in his shoes.
It's so great to see, and it seems to be contagious because his passengers have all been thrilled after their cruises.
I'm looking forward to rowing more with this new guy,
and hope he sticks around for a long time.