Once again it has been raining...an almost daily event on our "sunny" Mediterranean cruise. Our itinerary had us arriving in Venice at 2:00 pm on Friday and leaving at the same time on Saturday. We were pretty bummed when we got up Friday and it was raining again, but luckily the rain stopped just before our ship entered the Venice lagoon, leaving us with a wonderful light and sky. The arrival was slow and careful as we entered the lagoon and passed by the entrance to the Grand Canal, which was a terrific experience for us as we stood on our balcony taking in the incredible views.
I love the colors of the buildings, the tile roofs, and the graceful domes. We enjoyed getting a quick peek down a small canal crossed with many bridges, and pretty much fell in love with Venice all over again.
Later, we would take a bus, then a water shuttle to St. Mark's Square to explore, take pictures, and have dinner. But for now, we just enjoyed the view.