Will thanks Chillicamper for his concern. The reason Will and Mrs Will were walking all day yesterday was that the vaporetti (water buses) were on strike. This had an upside, as it meant they had to cross the water to the St Mark's bit of town using a ferry, which is in fact just a gondola going across the canal rather than up and down. Cost of ferry: €2. Cost of gondola ride up and down canals: €40 (more if you can't dissuade the gondolier from singing
). So the Wills are very happy they can now say they have been in a gondola without being ripped off.
Will suspects the jail at the Patrician's (sorry, Doge's) palace has a cell for gondoliers who sing out of tune.
Another musical hazard in Venice is the classical concerts. Will and Mrs Will like a bit of classical music, but it seems that in Venice the only kind on offer is Vivaldi's bloody 4 Seasons.
(Boardies won't be surprised to learn that the price of these concerts doubles if the musicians are dressed up in wigs etc.
) So the Wills went to a jazz club, and very nice it was too.
Will tells Toothy that he couldn't tell the size of the Bridge of Sighs as he was inside it looking out.