I understand why I pay Safeway to deliver my groceries every few weeks back in the place where my cat Diavolo lives. Because grocery shopping is something my body really doesn’t want me to do. After today’s trek I would love to be able to pay Conad to deliver directly to my apartment door here. I’d be willing to pay more than the $3.95 I pay Safeway.
I decided that it would be easiest to walk to the vaporetto and take it across the Giudecca Canal to the Conad store. I did manage the walk with only having to stop once to rest. That was really good for me. But I wasn’t loaded with a loaded shopping cart. It’s pretty light when it’s empty.
Here is the view I saw while waiting for the vaporetto.
I discovered while waiting on this platform that rocks with the wake of each passing boat that I don’t have my sea legs yet. I hoped people payed attention to my cane and didn’t think I’d been drinking.
Here is the vaporetto across the way pulling up to the San Basilio stop. Conad is very subtle in their signage….it’s the yellow building.
I was helped on and off the boat by the person who ties it up. They are very well trained and don’t want anyone falling in the water.
I wasn’t in Conad long but managed to buy nearly 70 Euro worth of food, some cheese for my whine, breakfast things, some prosciutto and pancetta and eggs (can we say Carbonara?) And how lovely to get Peccorino and Parmigiano-Reggiano in the country where they were born. And some nice, local herb tea. And more than a few treats. The total damage was just under 57 Euro and should feed me for the better part of two weeks. It filled my cart. All food, no paper products or the other things we tend to pick up when shopping in a “supermercato”. Although I will be on the lookout for some cat treats I’ve seen advertised on TV. It’s the best gift for Diavolo.
Sadly my poor feet were rebelling and I did not follow my original plan and take my groceries cruising along the Grand Canal. So with the help again onto and off the vaporetto and the three minute ride across the canal I was once again on Giudecca. While waiting on the “other” side I marveled at the fact that Conad was directly across from the Molino Stucky and if they had an actual vaporetto stop there it would save me a long walk. So on my side I sat on a bench in the sun for a while before starting back to my current “home”. This is a view to the Sacca Fisola vaporetto stop from my bench.
This is a view of the next bench over. It’s a beautiful park like setting with apartments behind it.
It will be a lovely place to sit during the heat of the summer. And it was a lovely place to sit on this nearly Spring day.
A few pictures with the help of my zoom lens.
Campanile San Marco…you can just make out the angel on top. Excuse the crane, something is always under restoration or renovation here.
Leave it to me to find biscotti (which is the Italian word for cookie not just the one kind of cookie used for dunking in the States) shaped like butterfly wings.
They are quite tasty. A short bread type cookie with little bits of chocolate.
Who would have thought I could have done this post based on a trip to the grocery store?