The Waterfront

Bridges, being a city divided by four rivers, has a huge waterfront for its size, and every part of it is used in some capacity.

Boating is a popular pastime for those with the means to afford it, and there are several marinas, both public and private (associated with each Family’s Women’s and Gentlemen’s Clubs) along the waterfront, as well as day-hire docking ports, a fully equipped dry dock, and businesses providing all the other necessities associated with owning a boat. The rivers are quite wide, and many boats, large and small, can maneuver on any stretch of the river at one time.

In the late spring, yacht races – hosted by the Clubb Family – are a popular entertainment. Other entertainments such as restaurants, bars, and gift shops have sprung up around the marinas, and do a brisk trade.

A boardwalk promenade stretches along the entire waterfront, with taxi-carriage and train stations for those who need those amenities. The shore is rocky, but in the summertime, families venture to the river for swimming and picnicking. In the far countryside, fisheries and other industries which need large amounts of water employ many, and several small villages have arisen around these industries. Other services such as small eating establishments, traveling vendors, tour guides, street performers, and the like are frequently seen along the promenade.

Piers jut out from the riverbank at intervals (except on Market Center), and these are frequently filled with fishermen, families, street vendors, and others who wish to stroll there.

Of course, all vendors and establishments in a quadrant’s boundaries must pay a monthly fee to their Family (and keep written notice of having paid) – just to make sure nothing happens to them or to their businesses while they’re away. ;)

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