Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Punt Parts

Yesterday evening we were walking along the river, just under Victoria Avenue bridge, when we saw a mysterious shape mostly submerged in the river. It didn't seem to be moving, and appeared to be made of wood, with ridges down it. Curious about what it was, and also wanting to prevent any rowers from hitting it and falling in, we got our boatpole and attempted to get it into the bank. After a few attempts we managed, and discovered that it was most of a punt. We heaved it out of the way onto the bank, thoroughly pleased to have prevented any accidents. Incidentally this is not the first time we have fished bits of boat out of the river!

The river level above Jesus lock has been significantly lowered, to allow works to take place. It does look bizarre. But it was too dark to take any good photos, maybe i'll try again tomorrow.

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