Monday morning, July 14th.
We had a wonderful evening on the gondola ride last night. We came back to the ship fairly late. There was apparently a sporting event of some sort taking place. I think the German passengers were excited by the outcome. Whatever. We spent the last part of the last eveningÂ of our cruise getting ready to leave the ship. Up bright and early on the Monday morning. Breakfast at 7am. Fond farewells to our friends in the dining crew. They were awesome.
There are a number of benefits to packing light. One benefit is that you worry far less about keeping track of your stuff while you are travelling. There just isn’t much stuff. We packed our three bags in less than an hour. Another benefit is mobility. In the morning we simply carried our bags of the ship. On our own. Easy.
The storms that had been forecast on the Sunday arrived with some intensity on the Monday morning. Just in time for our water taxi ride to the hotel. Fortunately we did not get soaking wet but Venice is a city enjoyed in any weather condition. The rain did not last for very long. We arrived to our hotel at 8:30am. Our room was obviously not ready at that hour however we were able to rest in the hotel lounge. As soon as the rain stopped, which was around 9:30am, Lorraine and I left Matthew in the hotel lounge and we went walking. There is always some interesting photography when things are a bit damp.
Enjoy some photos of Venice after a morning rain. Click on any image for a larger photo and slideshow.