Many years ago, Ian and Carole Gordon, Roger and Jill Wilson and Jane and I, booked a weekend City break to Venice with Thomsons. I guess it was a cheapie, but it was great fun. We all loved the City and had time not only to visit the tourist places but to explore areas where the Venetians live and work.

Some years later, Jane and I bought a holiday at an auction at a dinner dance (probably at the Polygon Hotel, Southampton – in those days we went to dinner dances there with monotonous regularity). We settled on a week in Caorle which we were led to believe was close to Venice. It was some way away but on one of the days there we took a coach/boat tour to Venice and did the tourist walk with a guide.
On this cruise, Venice ranked as the highlight. We knew that the approach would be in daylight and up the Grand Canal.
Here are some of the photos that I took on Thursday morning. I will follow up with further photos and anecdotes later.

You will have noticed that it was raining as we sailed up the Grand Canal but the weather was much better once we had gone ashore.
To be continued!


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