And Fi­nally...

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The rare ‘su­per blue blood moon’ as­tro­nom­i­cal phe­nom­e­non of late Jan­uary may have been of lim­ited in­ter­est even to avid fol­low­ers of Canal Boat’s The Big Sky col­umn as it wasn’t vis­i­ble from most of Europe, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t af­fect Euro­pean boaters. Re­cent dry weather plus the very low tides re­sult­ing from the su­per­moon saw wa­ter lev­els in Venice dip 2ft below nor­mal low tide. While not enough to af­fect wa­ter­buses on the Grand Canal, it re­duced smaller canals to muddy ditches, un­nav­i­ga­ble even by gon­do­las and other light craft. Still, any gon­do­liers suf­fer­ing loss of trade can con­sole them­selves with the thought that this com­bi­na­tion of cir­cum­stances should only hap­pen once in a… err… blue moon…

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