There are many disciplines we try to maintain while rowing gondolas.
Don't fall in the water
Don't let your passengers fall in the water
Avoid crashing into things.
But beyond the safety aspects of our unusual business,
We do our best to make sure that the people in the boat have the most enjoyable ride possible.
With this in mind, we try to maximize their view throughout the cruise.
Tonight I was on the water and followed my standard route - one that gives my passengers the best view of the post-sunset sky.
As usual, it did not disappoint.
My friend Kyle came rowing in our direction and I thought
"Wow, too bad his passengers are missing this great view".
And then he passed me and I looked the other way...
At that point I realized that Kyle had a different idea - a way better idea - as the big bright moon rose from the horizon.
Next time I'm heading out, I'm gonna take a good look at what the moon is predicted to do, and I might just change my plans.