Living in Venice

Death in Venice

Having made a living out of kayaking in Venice, whenever accidents happen on the water it always leaves an impression. This time so much more as the accident left an innocent tourist dead. The accident happened on August 17th just before noon, at the Rialto […]

Aliens in Venice

Aliens in Venice

Venice has been a conspicuous absentee from Google Street view for a long time. It’s not really odd as the photos for street view are collected by special cars, and Venice is a mostly pedestrian city. Consequently, Google now relies on pedestrians for taking all […]

S-ciopon

S-ciopon

Ever since I moved to Venice I have wanted to do more rowing Venetian style, voga alla veneta, where you row standing up and looking forward while pushing the oar, basically like you see the gondolas being rowed around Venice. When I lived on the […]

Redentore 2012

Redentore 2012

The Redentore feast is one of the main popular celebrations during the Venetian year. It is held on the third Sunday of July to celebrate the end of a devastating plague epidemic in the 16th century, which lead to the construction of the Redentore Church […]

I Want Your Outdoor Job: René Seindal, Owner of Venice Kayak | paddlinginstructor.com

I Want Your Outdoor Job: René Seindal, Owner of Venice Kayak | paddlinginstructor.com

David H. Johnston of the Paddling Instructor blog have published an interview with me in the series “I Want Your Outdoor Job” series on the blog. I’m deeply honoured. via I Want Your Outdoor Job: René Seindal, Owner of Venice Kayak | paddlinginstructor.com.

Regata di SS Giovanni e Paolo

Regata di SS Giovanni e Paolo

As seen from a vaporetto window

Home

Home

In the five years I’ve lived in Venice, I haven’t had any one home for long. It’s been a lot of moving around, and basically camping out in the various places, hauling along a bare minimum of stuff to reduce the burden of the next […]

Gondola from below the waterline

Gondola on land at the Squero San Trovaso.

Venetian Truck Drivers

This boat is a “topo”, a Venetian truck, with a crew of two. One is steering, almost with the rudder up his behind, the other is sleeping soundly on the fore deck, while they pass a 14th century monastery building and a 17th century church.