Monday, 13 June 2011

Zig-zagging down the Cam

We went punting at half term, from the Mill to Granchester Meadows. Not quite all the way to Granchester but half way there, pass the nudist swimmers! Nudist swimmers ? Have you seen them before ? If you are familiar with the river, on your way to Granchester, you will see 3 piers to your right. This is where they congregate. We saw a man with a towel around his waist patrolling on land and calling the swimmers out of the water when rowers and punters approach. We saw a man got out the water, completely starkers. And behind the hedge, I sneaked plenty more naked bottoms... LOL.

Anyway, back to the punting. This was our first time punting. We've been before but we did not do the hard work. It is definitely not as easy as it looks. It must be fun to work at Scudamore, to be able to watch the tourist bang left and right against the banks{, to secretly laugh}. We had a ticket for all day punting from GroupOn but we needed an early start because there is a limit to actual availability on the day. So we were there at 9! Ok, maybe more like 9.15 but we were the first to be off. Which was lucky because we can practised our technique without worrying about bumping against another punt. On the way back, we smartly punt to the Mill, thinking,"Oh my goodness, don't these people know how to punt!"

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