Monday 16th April 2018
We’re off to Venice! Yippee! we’ve really been looking forward to this, the sun is shining and it’s only 60kms to Punta Sabbioni from last nights parking and sleeping spot in Treviso, it’s also a lagoon on the north east side of Venice, it looks a nice place in its own right but we are staying there because of the easy access to Venice and it’s many islands, it’s €23 per night to include water, waste, EHU and showers. We arrive late afternoon and set off straight away to walk the 300 metres to the ferry/Vaperetto/water bus! it has that many names! we suss out the timetable for the morning.
I want to arrive by water in Venice which is strange in that I don’t like boats and have felt ill on almost every single one I’ve been on! We check the times to San Marco and they run every 35 minutes, €20 for 24 hours or €30 for 48 hours, (unlimited uses on the Grand canal and can visit any islands too) we decided on the 48 hours as we may want to go to Murano island that is known for its glass making, it’s where the Pandora and other brands of beads and charms are made and I have some bracelets and quite fancy buying a new glass bead.
At the Ferry Stop at Punta Sabbioni, I spotted a tourist shop selling the usual caps and hats and the ubiquitous flip flop! I quite fancied a new hat as I’ve only brought a cap along, it’s a very fine Toronto Blue Jays cap but I’d like a stylish hat for Venice, I spotted just the one and at €9 I was happy.
We strolled back to the site in the warm evening sun and bought some supplies from another campsite that had a bigger shop! We had some chilli in our ice box so we had that with Dave’s bargain purchase of 6 x 660 ml Moretti for €8 he was a happy boy.
We sat outside with the Chilli and the Moretti and then made use of the campsite showers which were huge and nice and hot even if we did have to press the button every 15 seconds for water.
Out came the maps and Dave did some research even though we already have some ideas, St Marks Basillica and the Doge’s palace are on the to do list and he made a list of other things we are interested to see. We set our alarms for 6.30 a.m!