Wednesday cloudy bright but dry.

A cool wind today but the sun shone and the old photographic setting would have been ‘cloudy bright’ for those old enough to remember it. We took the Vaporetto to the Lido, travelling a large portion of the Canal Grande.

We then had a little adventure on a bus that was supposed to take us to a picturesque village, which somehow we completely missed (the village not the bus!) and ended up back at the Lido after an interesting circular tour. Time for a light lunch of bruschetta caprese, Mary thought, but it turned up rather bigger than she thought:


And you could have had this as a starter but Mary wisely decided to have it as a ‘main’! So back on the the Vaporetto and to a museum. Ca d’oro was the name and the exhibits and views were stunning, the area it was in was home to Marco Polo, Titian and Tintoretto.

image        Back towards the Canale Grande.

A pair of knockers for my chum Malcolm but not quite what I was looking for! The lion overlooks the Canale Grande from the museum.


Then onwards to Santa Maria dei Mirasoli, a church with a fabulous ceiling.

Can anyone explain why Italian toilets don’t have seats? The one in the restaurant didn’t, nor did the one in the museum.

The toilet in the museum.

But it is Easter out here obviously and the shop windows are full of wonderful things. I will crack shortly I’m sure and just have to buy something really wicked.

Back to the hotel for a welcoming gin and tonic and below the view from the lounge window. Many gondolas pass under the bridge.


Tomorrow the weather forecast is again sunny and dry. How very lucky we have been.

Thank you for reading M & M xxxx 🎭 🍷🍷🍾

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Malcolm and Mary

Malcolm worked for LWT. Mary worked for TRL. They live near Camberley in Surrey and did achieve their life long ambition to visit New Zealand. They have two daughters Laura and Hannah and two grandchildren Zach & Safi. Having done the big trip they then went to Canada, which was amazing. Scroll down it’s all here. They have visited Venice that they both so fell in love with in 2009 again. And recently returned to Lefkada for one week in glorious sunshine. Where next? Well, Canada is calling again in 2019; this time including Alaska. So stay tuned if you enjoy the ups and downs of travelling.

6 thoughts on “Wednesday cloudy bright but dry.”

  1. Strewth! Looks like she could do with something to wash that lot down with, say a nice cappuccino….. I’ll get my coat!

  2. Hi M&M, it all looks beautiful and the bruschetta is just my kind of eats! Don’t know about the toilet seat and as for the pair of knockers ……………… well, don’t know quite what to say about that!! Ha, ha, ha.

  3. It all looks very civilised. We went to Venice a few years ago (probably longer ago than I realise) and your pix and narrative are impressing upon me that we should go again.

    1. There is something about the city that is just magical, there is no doubt. But on the whole it is expensive but today we had two coffees in the Lido for
      €5-40 bargain! Plus they gave you a little biscuit. However dinner tonight was €180. But wonderful.

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