Started off grumpy as we were up early got down to breakfast to find not even an organised chaos. A queue going in all directions from lack of room, no toast on offer and tinned fruit no fresh fruit. Now those of you who know me, know I like breakfast so you can imagine what i was like. I thought that since we queued for ages I would get it all in one hit. Laden with: Fruit juice, tub of yoghurt, bowl of tinned fruit salad, bowl of cornflakes and a packet of melba toast along with butter and marmalade (all in two hands remember) turned round and there was not a set to be found. By now the smoke was appearing out the nostrils. Ended up sitting on a table just being vacated by another group with all there debris still all on it. Went in hunt for a spoon and then sat down to a bowl of soggy cornflakes as a starter. Oh well, the best to come out of that was that our group now have a room to ourselves tomorrow morning.
Head off again to Venice this time to see the place in the daylight. So worth seeing at night and in daylight as both are beautiful sights. After our water taxi there we had a few hours to look around. We ventured round and found some of the better known bridges like Rialto which is the first stone bridge built across the Grand Canal. Worst thing was the price of the loos 1.50 Euro a pop!! Visited the Mulano Glass factory and were shown how they blow the glass etc. Beautiful things but some very fancy and I could just imagine John washing a glass up at $75+ a glass.
In the afternoon we set off in another water taxi to an island called Burano for a late lunch. The place was so quaint with all the houses painted in separate colours. The food was a plenty and the wine went by the carafe as soon as it was getting low another was brought along. I had pasta, lasagna and then chicken as it was a lot of fish dishes. John had: Fish pate, rissoto, salad, fish, calamari and prawns followed by desserts of fresh fruit, biscuits to dunk in the wine, almond brittle and then a small bottle of Amaretto. A quick look in some of the local shops followed by a sing song on the taxi back to the bus.