Friday, February 11, 2022

Building Up to V-Day

Every year we spend a lot of time worrying about what the weather will look like on February 14th and the days leading up to it. 
Some years it's dismal. 
Some years it's something we can work with. 
This year in Newport, the forecast is SO good,
I'm wondering where the hidden camera is.

I should apologize to my friends who live in places where there's snow.
But believe me folks, we pay for this weather dearly:
in taxes, and traffic, and governmental nonsense.
Don't even ASK me about gas prices.

And yet, for the last week or so,
I have witnessed several of our gondoliers out rowing in shorts!
So at this point I'm getting an idea of what V-day must be like for my friends in Australia.

Here is a collection of shots I took from the docks as some of the gondoliers passed by.

Summer conditions.

Brooks heads out with a happy couple.

Kyle rows in shorts in the sunshine. 

Roberto sports the shorts too.

Harry departs as his passengers raise a toast.

Brooks adjusts his sunglasses.

Mike Ruffino glides along as local rowing teams
practice in the distance.

Coming back with a happy family on board.

1 comment:

Ale said...

You don't know how much I would like to be there with you guys....