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A load of punts in Cambridge

Everywhere you go there is someone flogging a punt up the river 


A load of punts in Cambridge

Everywhere you go there is someone flogging a punt up the river 


comments (19)

Ah, punt-flogging... sounds a little risque...
Bill Phillips: Only if you gt caught Larry
excellent shot, Bill. no wonder all the boats are empty.
Bill Phillips: You couldn't go 50 metres without someone trying to sell you a ride in a punt
Very dramatic looking scene!
But I'm afraid you're going to have to explain "flogging a punt up the river".... (Sorry!)
Bill Phillips: Flogging is a slang expression for selling. The boats are called punts smile Funny language English grin
  • Martine
  • France
  • 19 Aug 2016, 04:19
Jolie photo avec les saules pleureurs dans le fond.
Bill Phillips: Willows look wonderful by a river
Flogging a punt up the river! I'll have to remember that, Bill. smile The B&W fits the ominous feel to this image.
Bill Phillips: You can't walk far in Cambridge without someone trying to sell you a trip in a punt Ginnie
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Aug 2016, 06:53
What a grey day. I can just picture the Three Stooges in a punt with Capt Trim on the pole.
Bill Phillips: If Comrade Trim was driving I would be wearing two life jackets
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Aug 2016, 07:14
Rather pointless isn't it, but it's TRADITION
Bill Phillips: Where would we be without it?
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 19 Aug 2016, 08:10
I'm not sure I would enjoy that, Bill.
Bill Phillips: It did not appeal to me at all Lisl. A tourist rip off
A few more punts and you could walk across the river on them Bill. Love the video, I had not seen this.
Bill Phillips: It has stood the test of time quite well, if you just change a few names!

I have never seen so many punts.
Fabulous shot Bill! Well done indeed.
Bill Phillips: Thank you Richard!!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Aug 2016, 11:19
I love the weeping willows.
Bill Phillips: Lovely aren't they? Such an elegant tree by a river
  • Penny
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Aug 2016, 11:47
I see both Phillipses are having a monochrome day, today. Much like the weather which has turned from sunny and bright to drizzly and grey.
Bill Phillips: I drove my Daughter and Son in Law to Manchester Airport today. A miserable wet journey made worse by numerous road works. The round trip of less than 3200 miles took 7 hours!!
  • Penny
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Aug 2016, 11:48
Thanks for sharing the Voting Song!
Bill Phillips: A little gem!
All the years I spent time in Cambridge it never crossed my mind to have a go in a punt. Like the picture BTW.
Bill Phillips: You had better things to do I imagine Brian
Your treatment works well, Bill, you been having lessons of someone, mmm..
Bill Phillips: Never!!
I think that there must be a local university regulation that no one can graduate unless they have been stranded on a pole in the river.
Bill Phillips: Some of them would probably have been betterleft there Tom
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Aug 2016, 23:26
I have tried my hand at punting. Finally got it right, but I did provide entertainment to onlookers, first.

That sky suggest the Stooges are in town.
Bill Phillips: I have paddled a canoe but never punted a punt.

We were
I read your comment to Elizabeth. Now I get it. I like the image.
Bill Phillips: I am glad it now makes sense. We sometimes that "slang expressions" are very local!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Aug 2016, 06:44
Bill Phillips: Thank you!!

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