photos by Ruben J
On a recent trip to Mexico City, my friend Ruben visited Xochimilco once again. I've posted about this remarkable place before
(see "Ruben Goes to Xochimilco").
In these photos, we see actual punting. While they don't row the boats like we do, Ruben tells me that every boat he saw there was pushed along by men with long poles - even the smaller food boats that were making the rounds.
By the size of some of those boats,
I'd guess that a lot of those guys stay in pretty good shape.
Some day I hope to see and experience it myself.