Venice is magical, as most of you know...even though, we visited in sweltering summer conditions, with millions of other tourists from all around the world....
we were awed by the endless splendid sights.....walked and walked, used the practical vaporettos to travel from one quartier to another, very convenient.
We had a very rapid, rollicking passage across from Porec, averaging 8.5 knots ... not bad for us!
Anchored our first night outside the Lido entrance, behind the breakwaters for protection, in 3.5 metres of sticky mud. Next morning, we successfully managed to locate our Marina on the island of Certosa...Vento di Venezia....such a peaceful spot on the lagoon, a nature park with lots of trees, singing birds, just a small hotel/resto/bar..from where we were able to hop on and off the passing vaporettos. Perfect position, plus they have finger pontoons, making life easier.
So fascinating to see the huge cruise liners leaving and arriving, must be several ,every day of the year....and even more incredible to find these 'monsters' actually right inside Venice...so much happening non-stop in the canals, what with the speeding taxis, flashing ambulances, police, tugboats, rubbish collectors, private 'gin palace' yachts, smaller sailing boats etc. etc.
Not forgetting the endless passages of
vaperottos..definitely does not seem to be any 'right of way' system! Then the gondoliers, trying to manoeuvre amongst them all....and doing an amazing job! What skills these guys have....