We packed up then spent the whole morning at the beach. The beaches here build up enormously over winter and they use excavators and dozers to push all the sand back flat for the summer. The piles are so high that the beachfront restaurants actually build 2 metre high fences to hold back the sand then dig themselves out at the start of the summer season. We dug and carved into the sandpiles and made seashell mosaics for hours before having lunch back at the hotel beside the very
green pool (it has not been cleaned for the resort crowds yet) and set off for Venice.
We met our host at the Mestre train station as apparently it was easier to find. Parking was at a premium with several cars double parked and waiting for a space to open up. We got a bit lucky and eventually, our host showed up. We followed him to the apartment which was just around the corner. We are a bit stumped as to why we couldn’t just meet him at the apartment instead – it was easy to find too.
Anyway, it is a nice place with easy access to both busses and
trains for Venice. We tried to do the washing but couldn’t get the machine working so Em danced on our clothes in the bathtub! Turns out we just needed to turn on the water tap!
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