[My apologies, I was alerted that the links to the blog site didn’t work, so here is the edited version. Thanks, Ali.]
You know the feeling. You’re already late for an appointment, and you’ve been driving around the block for ages, looking for a place to park. When you spot one, you find it is reserved for residents of that block.
In Venice, people use their canals as we use our streets, and they are seeking a mooring spot, rather than a parking spot. In his excellent blog, Sig Nonloso explains the increasing difficulty of people with boats to reserve an ormeggi (mooring place).
I had never given a thought to this increasingly difficult aspect of living in Venice, I just admired the boats.