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EURIB - Pordenone to Grado Page 2/7
by Frances Goulding

The committee boat and officials cut the ribbon and send the flotilla on to Grado       >>
<<    The flotilla in preparation on the banks of the River Noncello

The RIBs made a colourful sight as they followed the course of the river, which twisted and turned for some 50 km before we joined the marine canal system of north-east Italy. By lunchtime we arrived at the marina of Porto di Baseleghe where some delicious food had been laid on for us. We sat at long trestle tables and ate, drank, relaxed and socialised for a good couple of hours before continuing on our way to Grado....

Peter Zurrer, Becky Kennett,
Frances Goulding & John Kennett

Tight turns along the river
for a few hours at 25 kts

Grado is situated roughly halfway between Venice and Trieste and was once a small fishing village.

The fishing industry is still active and was very much in evidence as we entered the harbour,
passing numerous fishing vessels moored on either side, but today Grado is also a popular tourist resort which prides itself on its clean sandy beaches, safe bathing and mild climate.