This morning, I heard the distinctive sound of the “horn” of the garbage barge in the narrow canal that runs along the front to of the apartment. Then, I heard slightly cranky voices.
When I looked out the window, I could see what was going on. A bulky delivery barge had taken up most of the water space, and the garbage boat couldn’t get through to its usual spot.
The solution: the garbage boat backed to a wider place on the canal, then the delivery boat backed out, and the garbage boat was able to go forward to the pick-up point.