Wow,  what a day.  We took the 32ft. Caorlina out with the mothers, sisters, sons and daughters and actually anchored at the split in the Naples and Rivo Alto canal on the Isle of Naples.   The Gondola was set up with its floating kitchen with the Table set for 8.  I started the meal with an antipasto platter followed by the locally famous gondolinos and summer salad.  Next on the grill came 2 huge trout fresh from Mammoth lakes where I grilled them “Riviera” style along with some sweet and some spicy homemade Italian sausage.  The spicy was of course the “deathbed” recipe, one I cannot divulge.  As the smoke and steam rose above the Gondola we were surrounded by kayaks, duffy’s, swimmers and residents on their docks.  What a scene, maybe nowhere else in the world.  Only in So Cal, only in the canals of Naples, only at the Gondola Getaway.  www.gondo.net  Oh ya,  plenty of Prosecco, Chianti and the superb white from Cinque Terre.  A bit of Moretti along the way too.

Michael