I watch and watch when the marinaio (the person who ties up the vaporetto at a stop, and lets people off and on) flips the rope to hold the vaporetto in place. They do it so easily, I can’t figure out how it’s done!
This marinaia was about 153 cm (5 ft) tall, and cute as a button. I’ve seen her before, she’s been on the vaporetti for at least a couple of years.
These two lovely ladies were having a great old gab as they walked along.
I just love this poster, which says don’t worry, even if you have wooden legs. (I guess that’s like our two left feet.) Maybe I’ll go and watch the fun, as people learn how to tango.
They were doing some fancy back paddling, so as not to plow into the gondola in front of them.
When I saw this bridge, I thought “Now, why does that name sound familiar?” (See the blog from 30 December.) Is Federico going to haunt my every day from now on?
And, the grand finale: