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After a shower and change of clothes, we're all feeling a lot more human. Neither of the boys are keen for a rest, so time to get out and start exploring. Armed with a handful of Euros we head towards where we think the main part of town is. As always both boys are hungry so that's a good place to start. We quickly realise we are either walking on …
... all we saw. Unbelievable old churches with saints and angels atop, quaint shuttered four and five storey buildings, narrow canals, wide canals, curved bridges of all sizes, gondolas with gondoliers’ in their striped shirts, tourists but not too many at this point, and locals going about their business.
We decided after a few hours to stop for a cold drink, and found a lovely café/restaurant with an Italian serenading us ...
... and also masks shops, hat shops and an Auckland New Zealand shop would you believe! We have decided after much thought (or maybe we didn't have to think about it too hard) to fly to the UK tomorrow and get away from cities and people. We are going to hire a car and go out of the cities and do a bit of exploring. It's time for us to breathe a bit we feel and we can still go to France if we want to, just too many cities in too short a ...
... 8217;t get to see it. It closes at 2pm on Mondays and we were too late. Instead we ate our lunch as we walked through the narrow winding streets to catch the ferry to Fusina. We did a side trip over the Rialto bridge without succumbing to buying anything. Once again we mistimed our arrival – we were too tired after walking nearly 5 kilometres to hurry, so we let the ferry go without us and sat at ...
... them home a long
way. The maestro commented if we
bought more than one thousand Euros worth he would ship it for free.
Saturday morning we awake early to take advantage of the
lovely breezes and slight cooler temps.
In fact, we are so on top of things, now that we know our way around, we
arrive at the gondola stops before the gondoliers. Sitting on the steps of the church of San Simon, we enjoy
people watching as we try ...