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Woke up a bit dusty this morning, headache included. Must be something to do with the air in Texas or perhaps it was the boat load of booze I tipped down my neck last night. Met the fellas downstairs for breakfast before repacking. We hit the road again just after midday bound for Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the 4th state (I include New Mexico in that …
Day 1 May 10 Sa Baton Rouge: Flights to Atlanta, Paris and Venice
Day 2 May 11 Su Venice: Arrived in Venice about 330 pm- Van to Hotel Chiare- Dinner in Nearby Restaurant- Early to bed
Day 3 May 12 M Venice: Vaparetto on Grand Canal to San Marco, Lunch in Square, Return to Hotel-shopping at the Coop, Van to San Basilio Terminal on the Canale Della Guidecca - Board Windsurf at about ...
... and from the courtyard of the Doge's Palace and from a perch atop the observation level of the Campanile- those photos are included herein.
Additionally, you can take a look at the images available at the following Internet site. The Basilica is said to have some 4750 square yards of mosaics some of which are seen in my photos. The floors are also richly decorated in mosaics. ...
... workmen, supplies, equipment, etc., move via what I have termed "work boats." Basically, they are of similar design but painted differently. They are steered via a rudder and tiller. On one occasion, we saw a helmsman looking straight ahead and moving the tiller with his foot. Dogs were often seen on these boats- sometimes in the cockpit and sometimes on the foredeck. I know this is a civil engineering thing but the "garbage boats" were very interesting and ...
... a scale model of an experimental vessel (dated 1898) with a winged rudder and keel that was never constructed but predated by almost 100 years the modern concepts of a winged keel and hydrofoils.
One of the rowed "galleons" (?) had an unusual configuration for the oars with each oar station consisting of 3 side by side oars with each station manned by 3 oarsmen. I counted approximately 25 ...
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