Monday, September 30, 2013

Gondola Lessons

Gondola lessons, Rio di Santa Marina, Venice
Gondola lessons, Rio di Santa Marina
Venice, September 2013

“The tour is aimed at reasonably adventurous travelers and requires little experience in rowing (my occasional forays into kayaking helped get me oriented but really, expertise was not essential). The trick here is that you don't row from a seated position. Like gondoliers, you climb on the top's flat surface and engage in the ultimate multi-tasking recreational experience. You're not just required to achieve the treacherous art of balance (the gondoliers make it look a bit easier than it really is). You also have to wield the one oar, stretching to a length of 15 meters, in the process.”
(Gondola Lessons in Venice, The Independent Traveler)

4 comments:

Revrunner said...

Now that looks like fun.

VP said...

I quoted literally the article, but I think that 15 meters are more like 15 feet...

Andy said...

That's a beautiful shot.

Dina said...

She's a good sport, and brave.