I thought it would be cool to paddle around in Venice, Italy when I visited there a few years ago. As I learned about the city, I realized they still use the same sewage system from the middle ages, called the tide, and thought better of it.* Saw damn few (2) paddlers over there and no rentals available anyways.
I’ll be in Amsterdam for a few days in April, another city that is laced with canals. Anybody ever do any paddling over there? Anybody know about the water quality? Rental sources are not immediately jumping out when I google search for them, so advice appreciated. I could use the money I didn’t spend on that drill to rent a boat!
- this is rambling, but I like to share. I recall seeing an Italian gent on a dock eating gelato. Near the end of his cone, he tossed the remainder of it into the canal, stepped down and dipped his hand in the water, and dabbed some on his lips to remove the sticky residue. ewwww.