Here’s one way to do it

I can recall being puzzled about how boat owners got off their boats and onto dry land, when their boat was tethered against a building, with only water between them and a fondamenta. Not long after we had this brief discussion on the blog, I saw this fellow leave his small blue boat, and achieve his goal. Sheesh, don’t slip!

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14 responses to “Here’s one way to do it

  1. Bert

    Rio de la Tana, a wall of the Arsenale on the right. That must be the top of the campanile of San Marco in the distance.
    Take a look at the boats moored along Rio dei Zecchini, Cannaregio, and wonder how their owners get to them. There has to be another boat involved.

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  2. Good thing he wasn’t loaded down with parcels.

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    • I guess growing up in a city where the streets are made of water creates skills the rest of us don’t have, Joanne and Anneli.

      Darlene, you’re so right … or a squirming toddler would add a challenge, too.

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  3. Probably takes some practice.

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  4. JoanneH

    Looks like he does it every day born to the moves

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  5. Watching people get on and off their boats in Venice tells me it is indeed in their DNA.
    If I had to do it I would spend more time being fished out of the canal than I did on the boat.
    115 days, 22 hours, 49 minutes (thank you computer count down)

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  6. I hold my breath each time I see Roberto do this while getting off his gondola! Good equilibrio/balance needed.

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  7. Andrew

    Don’t do this after a night out on the tiles!

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