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The only yacht moored near the Arsenal was finding itself in a fairly unpleasant situation.  Perhaps the waves wouldn't have lifted it up onto the pavement, but it was well on its way to well and truly having its expensive hull bashed and dented.  The only two people on board were working like madmen to push the fenders between the stone and the metal.  But it was a doomed endeavor.  Why?  Because the wind and water were pushing against them, and for some incomprehensible reason they had not slackened one of the lines attaching the boat to the fondamenta.  Even if these two were Samson and Hercules, they couldn't have pushed the boat out further than the rope would let them.  And yet they kept trying.  I wanted to go say "Untie the line!" but Lino said "Don't even think of getting yourself involved, for the sake of the souls of all my dead relatives."

The only yacht moored near the Arsenal was finding itself in a fairly unpleasant situation. Perhaps the waves wouldn’t have lifted it up onto the pavement, but it was well on its way to well and truly having its expensive hull bashed and dented. The only two people on board were working like madmen to push the fenders between the stone and the metal. But it was a doomed endeavor. Why? Because the wind and water were pushing against them, and for some incomprehensible reason they had not slackened one of the lines attaching the boat to the fondamenta. Even if these two were Samson and Hercules, they couldn’t have pushed the boat out further than the rope would let them. And yet they kept trying. I wanted to go say “Untie the line!” but Lino said “Don’t even think of getting yourself involved, for the sake of the souls of all my dead relatives.”

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Lino is assessing the situation as we near the edge of the Riva.  As you can tell, there's relatively little to assess.  If you're still standing up, you're okay.

Image Data

Camera // Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS
Date Taken // 11-11-2012 04:23
Dimensions // 550 x 413
Aperture // f/2.8
Focal Length // 5mm
ISO // 100
Shutter Speed // 0.02 seconds
I have the utmost respect for the fact that they were giving it all they had to protect the boat (though then again, why it took them so long to remember the fenders is a mystery.  The high-water siren sounded at 6:00 AM and it's now 9:30.) Instinct clearly has taken over, because two people with a combined weight of perhaps 300 pounds couldn't possibly shift an object weighing at least a ton being pushed by the combined strength of Poseidon and Aeolus. I hope they're okay today.  I hope they didn't get fined, or fired, when the boss checked up on them.