On The Rhoads

A Chronicle of Gabe and Lauren's Journey from Coast to Coast, and beyond...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

High Tide

Last night, we were treated to a Venice special. The area around our hotel flooded half way up our calves. We had to embark on a 15 minute walk to circumvent the huge puddle. Apparently this is nothing. It can come up to thigh high in the first floor of the hotel in the spring, about every thrid year. All wiring is done shoulder high and down so as to not kill you during high tide. All this and Venice is sinking at about 3 inches a decade. There is no indication that anyone is hurrying to fix it, so doomsday predictions for the future of Venice (Atlantis) seem to be accurate.

Next stop Barcelona. Merrick, this Gaudi's for you.


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