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... to Tirano; Bernina Express to Thusis (planned but could not exit so continued to Chur); train back to Thusis; bus to Bellinzona; train to Locarno- in bed by 1030 pm! ("Thusis incident")
Day 25 June 3 T Locarno: Lake boat to Isole de Brissago; visit botanical garden; went to market at Azcona on return; dinner with Heidi and Ron; goodbyes to Luigi and Barbara
Day 26 June 4 W ...
... 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. ...
... and emergency vessels (ambulance and fire- we saw one of the former but not the latter).
We observed and were on vessels in the Grand Canal and Rios numerous times. In spite, of the many boats and their many interactions we observed we didn't observe even one mishap, not even one contact between boats!! All the skippers appeared to be calm, cool-headed (not what one hears about Italians) and patient. I guess they've had a lot of years to get it right? ...
... 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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