The sinking city
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Our train arrived late in the afternoon and thankfully the bus we needed to take arrived shortly after we did as we weren't too keen on standing around for 40mins waiting for another to come past. Another bonus was that the last stop is actually outside the camp grounds in Fusina. Once we checked in and plonked our bags down in our half of the chalet, we briskly walked to the jetty to catch the ferry over to Venice.
Within half an hour we were on the romantic island of Venice. We didn't really know where to go, but we knew we had to be back at the jetty for the last ferry at 8.30pm so we basically walked straight along the main path and over a number of canals. It would seem that because the ferries all seem to finish fairly early that so does Venice and it was rather quiet as we were walking around. Even the restaurants were nearly empty. With a short amount of time we sat at a table in a square and had a quick meal. One thing that is starting to become apparent is that the waiters that we seem to get just don't seem to be in any rush, in fact they would rather stand around talking to their friends than do their job. We had to wait quite a while for the bill and then even longer for him to come and take payment. Great cooks - not so good with the service. We managed to get our change and make it back to the ferry with a few minutes to spare.