The Venetian Lagoon is full of water vessels, and many of them are wooden and moved with human power. This specimen from Burano really caught my eyes. The brightly colored interior with the stained wood on the bow and gunnels looks sharp, and the warping, peeling wood shows what a long and tough life you expect on the lagoon.
Almost all of the small boats moored along the venetian canals are secured like this one: a loop of rope around a piling angled a bit towards shore. A nice adaptation that allows the lines to slide up and down for big tides. The funny thing is that you'd probably need serious climbing skills to reach some of the boats. This one just takes a short step from the walkway, but I saw many that were six or more feet below the seawall, or would require shimmying horizontally some distance to reach.
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