When I first saw the Venetian lagoon in September of 2000,
it was from a train passing over the bridge to Venice known as the Ponte della .
My eyes searched for any sort of rowing boats,
and of course the first ones I saw were orange and blue club boats from the GSVVM and their neighbors in green and white.
GSVVM caorlinas - ready to be rowed.
Our neighbors in green and white.
With the help of my dear friend Nereo Zane, the next day I was on one of those orange and blue boats, rowing in the same area.
I smiled when I saw people watching us from a passing train.
Rowing with my daughter in the lagoon.
As we rowed back and forth between Mestre and Venice parallel to the Ponte della
Nereo Zane captaining a caorlina.