Monday, April 28, 2008

Burano and a pirate ship

This Saturday we went out on a pirate ship in Venice to the island of Burano. It's an island famous for their lace. It was a gorgeous day, sunny and warm. We set sail at about 11 am and pulled back in at 5. We didn't get to stay on the island very long, which was a little disappointing but the day was enjoyable and relaxing. I mean, how can you go wrong with a long boat ride in Venice. And of course Hannah had a blast on the boat. At one point, she could even just crawl around up top. I let her hang onto the railing and look out at the water as we were moving, which she really liked but it made Daddy too nervous, so she didn't get to enjoy it long. You may notice from the picture of Burano that all the houses are different pastel colors. It goes back to a time when merchants did not always have lighthouses and other such things to rely on. From the different houses, not only could ships see them better, but they also knew exactly where they were at. All in all, it was an alright day.

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