Day 1 Venice – It’s ok I won’t hit you with any, “who left the tap running” jokes. I have arrived in Venice. Had a good trip from Lake Como but was sad to say good bye to Jennine and Luca. The train journey was quite good and I got to take in a lot of the Italian countryside. Unfortunately it appears I timed my run into Venice at the same time there was some rowing regatta on with hundreds of rowers choking the canals. This of course threw the transport system into chaos and it did take some time to get to my hotel. The ferry was so packed I thought the next stop was Christmas Island!
I have ventured around Venice this afternoon. So have only scraped the surface of what it has to offer. Today being Sunday there were quite a lot of tourists (in fact thousands) around which made the feel of the place quite tacky. More like Disneyland or Wally World with gondola rides and stereotypical “o sole mio” singing operators. But I will go adventuring none the less and try to get away from the crowds into quieter areas for some shots. I have asked the locals here about some locations and they have advised me of some good “out of the way” areas. Shall go see those tomorrow.