Monday, November 5, 2012

Barca Bassa, Not Acqua Alta, in Dorsoduro

For the last two weeks every new day has seemed to bring a couple more periods of acqua alta, but considering the fact that the water level in the above photo is well within the bounds of the canal the trouble confronting the owner of the above boat is not high water but a problematically low boat. 

I asked someone who lives on the above fondamenta if the boat was abandoned, but he assured me it was not. Though falling water is generally considered much less newsworthy here than rising tides, we've had a lot of rain recently and my informant warned me that the above is the predictable result of simply neglecting to bail your boat.