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... 7 May 16 F Kotor: Market (???), fjord-type setting, St. Tryphon Cathedral w/numerous artifacts including relics, mountainous trails, gelato
Day 8 May 17 S At sea: Dinner on the aft deck
Day 9 May 18 Su Messina: - Sicily Van to Taormina, amphitheatre, lunch, gelato, site in Messina, Stromboli Volcano eruption on route to Capri
Day 10 May 19 M Capri: Louis and Roger ...
Following John's tactic, we set our early Tuesday morning the 27th to be at the front of the queue for admission to St. Mark's Basilica at San Marco. We succeeded beyond expectations and found ourselves first in the queue much like John the previous day at the Campanile. Not having posted John's winning form previously, it is included along with Sara's.
St. Mark's, located ...
... gondolas, they were painted different colors but the ruling Duke of Venice, didn't approve and decree that henceforth all gondolas would be painted black. The "ornament" on the bow of all gondolas is a representation of the symbol of the Doge. We also learned that the gondoliers may employ as many as 8-10 different strokes in guiding the craft through the intricate canals of the city and avoiding contact with other vessels and fixed structures. These different ...
... yielding a total of about 150 oars.
A very early map of the Atlantic Ocean (Mare Del Nort) and the surrounding land masses presented a reasonably accurate depiction of the United States and the West Indies.
One scale model depicted a two lateen sail configuration with an unusual forward rake on the "jib mast." (that's probably not the correct term for that spar-can someone help?)
Back to our starting point with 4557 miles and 672 gallons of fuel behind us.
We really enjoyed the experience although we were gone for 17 days; it seems some stops weren't long enough, but we were all getting a bit homesick.
We were blessed with ...
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