Tuesday, May 17

Vogalonga in Venice

Another long weekend and this time a trip to Venice. A definite tourist trap, but wonderful and well worth the visit. The way to see Venice is to just wander the streets and get lost. A gondola ride is a very expensive at 80 Euro for 30 mins, but it's an unforgettable experience gliding down the quieter canals. Our gondolier even sang for us!
Peter & Jess
The main reason for our trip was that on the Sunday there was a 32 km rowing boat event called the Vogalonga. It started in 1974 and is an annual event that attracts crews from all over the world - even an Australia crew was spotted. Our friend Bob was rowing with a crew from Nyon, a town not far from Geneva. It was an amazing experience to stand on the famous Rialto bridge watching the boats come underneath, and then cheering for the little Swiss boat, which finished in a creditable 3 hours. Well done Nyon!

1 comment:

Wendy said...

How absolutely fantastic. I've always dreamed of a serenade from a hansome Gondilier guy. I hope he was handsome!