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Saturday, 23 January 2010

Venice it ain't

A boat looking very similar to a gondola pulled up at the dock,but the boat had a very noisy motorised engine attached to the back which belched out lots of smoke. getting into it was a tad difficult as it was 3 or 4 feet below the dock level. A mixture of hanging onto the roof covering, stepping onto the old tyres attached to the sides of the dock and a few prayers did the trick as I launched myself into the seat - just lucky I didn't capsize it !

The boat took off into the river hitting the waves with great force. Thought of Janet as my stomach began to churn, good job I'd only had a light breakfast. Five minutes later we turned into the canal system and the boat slowed down.The guide who was on board told us it was just like Venice - presume she meant the canal system! 

Certainly not the architecture. A really strange mixture of semi derelict housing, ornate temples and newer homes that must have cost a small fortune.It certainly made for good photo opportunities. We meandered along for an hour and endured a very heavy rainstorm.
Unfortunately, it takes forever and a day to upload pics, so will just post a few to give you some flavour of the experience.

3 comments:

  1. Satellite dish blends in well in top photo! Keep them coming Lynne.

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  2. Hi Lynne, Great photos. Now down to earth Blues beat everton 2-1. They have now drawn Derby in the next round and luckily avoided the Villa who have drawn Wolves or Palace. Hope your diet is going well.

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  3. Great pic - sets the scene beautifully. Yep - I'd really love the whole boat experience. :(

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